Recently we have been exploring the fun and floral essential oil: Lavender!
Fact: Lavender is a flowering plant of the mint family.
This blog is all about exploring the benefits of essential oils and how they can be used in the cooking process and in the kitchen, as well as sharing recipes for you to try out. Make sure to take some time exploring the website including the recipe section!
Today's guest recipe is from a fellow food and lifestyle blogger who shares a similar passion in exploring ways of living more naturally. I'm excited to share her recipe and her experience of using essential oils - check out her website and all she has to offer and if you try out her cake recipe, make sure to tag @cookingwithessentialoils and @yummy_lilthings so we can give you a shout out!
Lemon Lavender Pound Cake
This cake recipe is what got me hooked on essential oils. I connected with Heather in one of my Facebook groups and she asked me if I wanted to create a recipe and do a guest post. She said she’d send me lemon, lavender, and rosemary samples. (See what I did with the rosemary oil). I took a look at her site and said….heck yeah I do! Then, I thought…wait, you can COOK with essential oils? Oh yes, you can cook with essential oils. I had absolutely no idea.
When you get started, be sure to have your butter and eggs at room temperature. It will affect the crumb of your cake if you don’t. Also, lavender is a strong oil. If you don’t want that much of a lavender taste and want to have the lemon shine through, I would use 1 drop of lavender instead of 2.
This recipe makes one large bundt cake or two loaf cakes. This cake freezes nicely too. Just wrap the cake you want to freeze in plastic wrap, then in tin foil, and place in a freezer bag. Let it thaw at room temperature when you’re ready to eat it.
Lemon lavender pound cake is a wonderful, special treat for any tea party, brunch, or special occasion.
More Facts About Lavender Essential Oil
With a distinct aroma and countless applications, Lavender has been used for centuries. Anciently, the Romans and Egyptians would use Lavender as perfume and for bathing and cooking. Since that time, many have discovered the myriad benefits that Lavender holds—using Lavender oil topically for skin, internally to ease feelings of tension and promote restful sleep, and more. The versatile properties of Lavender essential oil make it a doTERRA favorite, and a must-have oil to keep on hand at all times.
After you eat this delicious cake, try these other uses with lavender essential oil to feel even more relaxed:
Have an experience using lavender essential oil in your own recipe? Feel free to share in the comments below!
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