Aromatic Elegance: Gluten-Free Earl Grey Cake with Lavender Icing

This cake marries the aromatic grace of Earl Grey tea with the subtle charm of lavender, creating a flavor profile that's both elegant and slightly unconventional

Aromatic Elegance: Gluten-Free Earl Grey Cake with Lavender Icing

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Let's bake a Gluten-Free Earl Grey Cake with Lavender Icing. This cake marries the aromatic grace of Earl Grey tea with the subtle charm of lavender, creating a flavor profile that's both elegant and slightly unconventional. Perfect for those seeking a gluten-free option without compromising on taste or adventure!

Here is the recipe 👇

Ingredients:

For the Cake:

  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder (ensure it's gluten-free)
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 Earl Grey tea bags (or 2 tbsp loose leaf tea, finely ground)
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup buttermilk, room temperature (or a dairy-free alternative)

For the Lavender Icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp milk or a dairy-free alternative
  • 1 tsp culinary lavender flowers, finely ground
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour an 8-inch round cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the Dry Ingredients: In a bowl, whisk together the gluten-free all-purpose flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and Earl Grey tea.
  3. Cream Butter and Sugar: In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Alternate Dry Ingredients and Buttermilk: Add the dry ingredients in three additions, alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  5. Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Prepare the Lavender Icing: Whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, lavender, and vanilla extract until smooth. Adjust the consistency with more milk or powdered sugar as needed. It should be pourable but thick.
  7. Decorate the Cake: Once the cake is cool, drizzle the lavender icing over the top, allowing some to drip down the sides. Let the icing set before serving.
  8. Serve and Enjoy: Your Gluten-Free Earl Grey Cake with Lavender Icing is ready to enchant and delight.

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