Hi, everyone! I hope you haven’t missed me. Actually, I hope you did miss me:) Having had some issues with my blog, I am finally here again. And I am not alone – I am with this handsome Lavender Layer Cake.
As you may know from my previous post, I had been experiencing some upsetting issues with my blog and hosting provider. Well, I do believe most of those issues were related to the provider (I mean, I cannot blame myself, right?). It had been quite for a while (like since December), and finally I got sick and tired. So, there’s the good news – the blog has moved!
I am extremely happy with the folks helped me to migrate the blog (Well, I should say they did like 99% of work while I was mostly nervous about all this situation). So let’s see how the things going.
On the other hand, there’s some bad news too. I have missed Valentine’s Day even though I had some good thematic recipes. Ok, I’ll keep them for the next year, haha.
But there’s another good news. I made this Lavender Layer Cake, and I didn’t screw it. Mostly:)
I have attempted layer cakes few times for the last 2 years, and this one is the first to look at least like a layer cake. All the previous ones were delicious but rather ugly and awkwardly looking.
Why lavender? Well, are you seriously asking this?
I’ll explain anyways.
Lavender Layer Cake
Last summer I made this Mascarpone Apricot Lavender Crepe Cake and promised I would make a lavender cake on our anniversary. That’s all the story indeed.
2 weeks ago Andrey and I were celebrating 10 years so that was the time to make this cake.
What I really loved in this Lavender Layer Cake that I made the biscuit layers very thin. We prefer less dough with a lot of cream, don’t you? The biscuits are nice, soft, and quite moist. Sure you can make two thick biscuits and cut them in half.
What I didn’t fully like – the cream. When I asked Andrew what cream would he love, he mentioned buttercream. Honestly, I was surprised cause we don’t like the intensive butter taste. As it turned out later, some misunderstanding occurred. I automatically thought of the classic buttercream frosting while Andrey was thinking of some kind of buttercream whipped with condensed milk and something else from his childhood. Sure I had no idea about that! So the cream turned out a bit heavy to our taste. Something lighter would have worked much better!
There’s the last thing I would love to mention. Even though I generously sprinkled the biscuits with limoncello, they weren’t enough moist.
You see, what an honest blogger am I! I could have said that this cake is just perfect, but instead I am giving all the elements that could be improved. So you should definitely make this Lavender Layer Cake with a few little improvements and then share here with all us.
Genius plan, eh?
Hi – I’m Ben, a blogger, recipe developer, and food photographer. I’m glad you’re here! I hope you will enjoy hundreds of delicious recipes and a pinch of havoc in the kitchen.