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Lemon Lavender Almond Cake Recipe

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Shersy Benson



2 cups sugar (or 1 cups agave nectar)
3 tablespoons dried lavender, plus additional for garnish
1 cup oil (use your favorite baking oil; if using agave, add only cup oil)
2 cups almond milk
1 teaspoons almond extract (optional)
1/2 cup almond meal
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups unbleached flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Dairy-free buttercream frosting
Sliced almonds, for garnish (optional)

Preheat your oven to 350F and grease 2 9-inch round cake pans.
For the most robust lavender flavor, food-process the sugar with the lavender and let it sit for a while to absorb the flavor. Otherwise simply grinding some lavender together will be sufficient.
Add the sugar and lavender (or agave and lavender), oil, milk beverage and extracts to a large mixing bowl. Beat with a hand mixer until well combined.
Sift in the flour, baking soda, and salt and stir until combined.
Briskly fold in apple cider vinegar, stirring the batter no more than 7 times. Also stirring in additional almond meal
Pour the batter into the greased cake pans.
Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Let the cake cool for 10 minutes in the pans before carefully removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Once completely cool, you can frost the layers and optionally garnish with dried lavender and sliced almonds.
Adding the almond meal makes this a higher protein dish, and allows for less of a sugar crash later

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10 minutes prep, 40 min cook
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I fell in love with this recipe when I was first pregnant and taking a vegetarian cooking class. This sweet dessert with extra protein was the perfect thing for my sweet tooth and a much healthier way to indulge my cravings.
This ended up being the cake I made to celebrate sending out the baby announcements to my friends and family!
It takes about an hour to make, but it's a special recipe I love to make for special occasions.




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