Lavender Honey Tea Cake

Savannah Bee Lavender Honey!

Oh, the joys of a simple cup of tea. In a world so harried and hectic, taking time for yourself is crucial for maintaining a sense of calm—and Savannah Bee’s new Lavender Honey is just the ticket. Whether stirred into a steamy cup of Earl Grey tea or baked into this divine tea cake, there’s something particularly relaxing about this golden elixir. This honey is a perfect melody of lavender flower nectar and honeybee magic!

Tea cake is traditionally made to taste more buttery than sweet. Its firm yet moist consistency makes it ideal for dipping into a cup of coffee or tea without crumbling. Savannah Bee’s Lavender Honey makes for a distinguished tea-time snack.

Sourced from the remote mountains of southern Spain, this honey has a faint, floral aroma and a subtle fruity finish that is more delicate than other monofloral varietals.

Whether served as a high noon accoutrement or an after dinner treat, Lavender Honey Tea Cakes are sure to delight your guests’ senses.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup Savannah Bee Lavender Honey
  • 2 ½ sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ᵒ and grease a loaf pan.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in bowl of a standing mixer.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, yolks, cream, vanilla andLavender Honey.
  4. With mixer on low, add half of egg mixture and butter until well-mixed.
  5. Turn mixer speed up slightly and add remaining egg mixture until just combined.
  6. Pour batter into buttered loaf pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Set loaf on cooling rack and serve at room temperature, cutting around the edges to free the cake from the pan.
  8. Dust with powdered sugar.

Garnish with sprigs of dried lavender!

Tips:

Instead of baking one large cake, make it personal! Bake 4 mini loaves at 25-30 minutes instead.

Garnish with sprigs of dried flowers to up the romance factor.

Submitted By: Jess Branne