Chocolate lavender cake with chocolate Lavender frosting

Gail Herbest

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@Gaillee

Experimenting again with my lavender, The cake pictured is the result. It tastes like chocolate cake with a hint of lavender & slight mint under tone. the frosting just adds more of the wonderful flavor of lavender, Results were fantastic.


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

CAKE

1 box
chocolate cake mix
1 box
white cake mix( optional )
4 c
lavender infused water

FROSTING

your favorite chocolate frosting
1 c
lavender infused heavy cream

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For Lavender infused water, bring 4 cups of water to a boil and stir in 2 Tablespoons of dried lavender. Let it sit for about 2 hours, using a small mesh strainer drain lavender water into a bowl, discard the wet lavender.
2
For lavender cream, Heat 1 cup of heavy cream and add 3 teaspoons of dry lavender, let this set for 30 minutes, if a stronger flavor is desired you can let it sit for 2 hours refrigerated, strain & discard wet lavender
3
separately mix according to the directions on the box, both the chocolate and white cakes, substituting the liquid in both with lavender water.
4
Pour the chocolate cake into cake pans according to box directions
5
add a few drops of purple food coloring to the white cake mix and stir well until a light lavender color. using a large spoon drop some of this batter onto the chocolate batter and swirl with a knife, Bake according to directions
6
You can eliminate the white cake completely I did this for the swirl effect and to add a little more Lavender flavor(you can make cupcakes out of the left over white batter if desired If you decide to use the white cake mix)
7
cool,and frost with chocolate butter cream frosting or your favorite recipe using the infused cream for the liquid. I also made white butter cream frosting and used infused cream for the liquid, So that I could add color to the trim of my cake but this is not necessary

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy