"A Slice Of Lavender Surprise Cake"
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Lavender Surprise Cake

Course: Cake


  • 350 g flour
  • 300 g sugar - I used fructose
  • 5 mls bicarbonate of soda
  • 5 mls baking powder
  • 5 mls salt
  • 250 mls buttermilk
  • 375 mls canola oil
  • 5 mls lavender vinegar – you can use any vinegar
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2.5 mls lavender petals – if you cannot find these use rose petals or even fresh herbs
  • 5 drops gel food colouring of your choice


  • Preheat the oven to 160° Celsius
  • Spray a bundt tin if it is not non stick
  • Sieve the flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl
  • In a separate bowl mix together the buttermilk, oil, vinegar and eggs
  • Add these to the dry ingredients and mix until combined
  • Pour off half the batter into the bowl you used for the wet ingredients
  • To one half add the lavender petals and mix in well
  • To the other half mix in the food colouring and mix in well
  • Pour the coloured batter into the tin and make sure it is evenly distributed
  • Now pour the lavender batter into the tin
  • Use a skewer and lightly mix in the batters together – you just barely want to see some streaks
  • Bake for an hour
  • Remove from the oven and turn out and leave to cool completely before cutting