Recipe: Lavender & Olive Oil Cake
Baking spray with flour
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon finely grated orange peel
1 tablespoon culinary lavender, crushed
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2/3 cup plain yogurt
3 large eggs
2/3 cup pure olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons honey
3/4 cup ricotta cheese, room temperature
Heat oven to 350F. Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan generously with baking spray; set aside.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
Whisk together sugar, orange peel, lavender and pepper in a large mixing bowl until evenly distributed.
Add yogurt, eggs and olive oil; continue whisking until smooth. Whisk in vanilla. Add flour mixture and gently whisk in until just combined. Scrape batter into prepared pan.
Bake 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pan 5 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely.
Whip cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
Add honey and continue to whip until stiff. Add ricotta cheese, a dollop at a time, and beat until fluffy. Slice cake.
Top slices with honeyed ricotta and sprinkle with lavender.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Yield: 8 to 10 servings
Do you have a recipe you would like to share with other St. Charles residents? Send it to email@example.com or call (985)758-2795.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
Domestic violence cases have more than doubled in St. Charles Parish this year,...
Joseph O. Fisher was finally on his way to following his brother into the U.S....
Lady Tigers, Wildcats place 12 on
All-District 1st Team, 2 on 2nd Team...
Saying “someone tipped them off,” a New Orleans watchdog group says it obtained...
The best defensive safety in NFL history is how six-time Pro Bowl selected Raven’s...
Tigers, Wildcats place 20 on All-District Team...
To take control of one's life requires courage. Ms.Lucia specializes in depression, stress and anxiety disorders, parent-child relationships, and marital issues. Taking the first step is often the most difficult.
DHS salutatorian Ashlyn Frahm is headed to Harvard - 1611 views
Ashlyn Frahm is this year’s salutatorian for Destrehan High School (DHS).