Lemon Lavender Teacake 柠檬薰衣草小蛋糕
These easy-to-make small cakes are relatively soft and yummy. It has a slight hint of sweet flowery scent and an aftertaste lavender flavor. You may like to dust a little icing sugar on top of the cake if you prefer a sweeter taste. It is best to serve them warm accompanied by a good cup of tea.
Lemon Lavender Teacake
Author: Ann Low
Serves: makes 8
- Preheat oven to 180 deg C,
- Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy at medium speed,
- Use low speed and slowly add in beaten eggs until mixture incorporated and add in lemon juice, mix well.
- Sift self-raising flour into the batter in 3 batches and fold well with a rubber spatula.
- Add in sour cream, fold well and lastly add dried lavender into it, mix well again.
- Spoon batter mixture into piping bag and pipe into 8 mini cupcake liners to ¾ full.
- Then bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes or skewer inserted comes out clean.
- 150克 自发面粉
- 80克 细砂糖
- 125克 牛油，温室
- 2个 大鸡蛋，打散
- 1茶匙 柠檬汁
- 1粒 柠檬皮屑
- 3茶匙 干薰衣草
- 2汤匙 酸奶
This post is linked to Little Thumbs Up event: July – Tea
organized by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen from my little favourite DIY
and hosted by Cheryl from Baking TaiTai
Can use yogurt to replace sour cream?
Hi Wendy, Yes yogurt can be used.
Hi Ann, a few questions here…..where to buy dried Lavender? If its not available, can I replace with Early Grey tea leaves, 3tsp also? Is there a particular reason to pipe into the paper cups? Can I spoon the batter into the liners instead? Thanks for your help!
Hi Ai Li, You can get the dried lavender from PH. I suggest you add green tea powder because the Earl Grey tea leaves will not burst with flavour if you didn't boil the tea leaves. Or just omit the tea leaves and add more lemon zest. Sure you can spoon the batter into the liners as you like.
Thanks, Ann! I am still enjoying every of your recipe!
I bet these lovely teacake are bursting with wonderful lemon and lavender scent.
I wish i can come over and have tea with you, Ann~
Lemon and Lavender, this is a perfect of combination!
I can imagine that these little lemon lavender tea cakes are not little!!! They must be largely packed with flavours and fragrances.
That's a pretty picture! I thought it would turn out to be a purple coloured teacake…lol….good thing not! :p
Do you crush the lavender or just put them in whole?
Hi Fern, No, I just threw in the whole dried lavender as they are pretty tiny.
It must both smell and taste very lovely 🙂
how did you get that nice flat top? Nice shot.
Hi Edith, I've changed the method of adding the sour cream in the end. This will also makes the top of the cake a little crusty after baked.
Oh so 'gump' I used dried lavender too … can I bring my lavender lemon bar to exchange with your lovely delish lavender tea cake ?
They look so lovely! Wonderful flavour and beautiful colour, Ann.
They look cute and so neat with a flat top…. Tea Time!
Ann, I love lemony cakes and these are cakes are perfect to brighten up my afternoon!
Ann， 漂亮的小蛋糕， 我家也有收了很久的干薰衣草，
Very nice twist to an otherwise normal tea cake… Tangy, zesty and refreshing