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Fruited Lavender Honey Cakes

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“This is a Beltane favorite in our home. Lavender flowers have a wonderful smell that lifts the spirits and awakens the senses.”
1hr 15mins
10-12 cakes

Ingredients Nutrition

  • For cakes
  • 1 cup flour
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup dried fruit
  • 14 cup lavender flowers (you can get these dried at any health food store or herbal shop)
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • butter
  • For Lavender Honey
  • 1 cup honey
  • 14 cup lavender flowers


  1. Soak 1/4 cup lavender flowers in the first cup of boiling water.
  2. Set this aside.
  3. You will be looking for a pale to bright lavender color.
  4. The longer it sits the more intense the color and flavor.
  5. In a small saucepan, put fruit bits in the second cup of boiling water and cook over a medium heat until the fruit begins to soften.
  6. Take off heat and let soak.
  7. Grind the second 1/4 cup lavender flowers in a food processor or a mortar and pestle until they are ground fine.
  8. In a small saucepan, warm the honey and add the ground lavender flowers.
  9. Stir continually until the honey begins to bubble.
  10. Take it off the heat and allow to sit until barely warm.
  11. Pour honey through a fine tea strainer to remove the flowers.
  12. Some small pieces may remain.
  13. Strain lavender flowers from the now cooled water.
  14. Discard the flowers.
  15. Drain the water from the fruit bits.
  16. Add egg, flour, fruit and sugar to the lavender water and mix well.
  17. Melt a pat of putter into a frying pan and spoon a little of the mixture into the hot butter.
  18. Allow to cook undisturbed until the edges begin to get golden.
  19. Turn and continue to cook for a minute or two more.
  20. Continue in this fashion until the batter is used up.
  21. Serve with the Lavender Honey.

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