Upside down cakes have been around since the 1800s, but the style of baking with fruit and cakes dates as far back as the Middle Ages with what was known first as skillet cakes. These were basically upside down cakes cooked in cast iron skillets. As kids we often had upside down cakes and for generations it has been brought to potluck and family gatherings.
I wanted to bring back this warm tradition for my kids. Well of course ours always has to have a lavender twist to it! Our White Lavender Cake Mix is similar to a sponge cake. Dense with a burst of beautiful lavender flavor.
Peach Lavender Upside Down Cake
1 Package Lavender Cake Mix
3/4 cup water
2 Tbsp oil
Slice two fresh peaches in 1/4 inch slices. Set aside.
Line a 9 inch baking pan with parchment paper greased with butter. Layer your peaches in a circular pattern on the bottom of your pan on top of buttered parchment paper.
In a medium sized mixing bowl make Lavender Cake Mix according to package instructions. Pour prepared cake batter over your layered peaches.
Bake at preheated 350º F oven for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Let cool for 10 minutes, then dump your cake out of pan onto serving tray.
4 cups blackberries
1/2 cup sugar + 2 Tablespoons
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 Lavender Scone Mix
1/3 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups blackberries (fresh or frozen)
1/4-1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
Add to a 9x9 baking dish and set aside.
In a mixing bowl follow instructions for scone mix. Flatten on a parchment paper, cut into squares and add to top of blackberries. Sprinkle scone mix topping with sugar.
Bake in 350º F oven for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown and cobbler scone topping is cooked.
This recipe is quick and easy to make and uses our Lavender Lemonade Mix!
So delicious....you will want to make a double batch!
These are super easy to whip up quick!
Make our Lavender Brownie Mix in a mini cupcake pan. Adjust the cooking time to 12-15 minutes.
Simply skewer a strawberry, marshmallow and Lavender Brownie bite. We love to go camping and I can't wait to try this grilled a little to toast the marshmallow and warm the strawberry. I'll have to let you know how it works!
This recipe takes just minutes to make and only requires 3 ingredients! It is fluffy and super delicious!
Strawberry Lavender Mousse
12 oz strawberries
1 package Lavender Frosting
1/2 container of Cool Whip
2 Tablespoons water
1) In a food processor puree strawberries. Set aside 1/2 cup of puree to use for strawberry layers.
2) In a mixing bowl add your package of Lavender Frosting, add 2 Tablespoons water. With a mixer blend until frosting is smooth.
3) Fold into frosting your strawberries and 1/2 container of Cool Whip until blended.
4) In small glasses layer strawberries, top with strawberry mousse, continue layers until you've used all your pureed strawberries and strawberry lavender mousse.
S'more Muddy Buddies using our Lavender Hot Chocolate Mix!
Who is ready to bring on the Summer? It just makes me think of camping, summer and fun...ummmm, and it is soooo good!
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
5 cups rice Chex cereal
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup Lavender Hot Chocolate Mix
1 cup Golden Graham cereal
1 cup mini marshmallows
1/2 cup chocolate chips
In a glass bowl combine peanut butter and chocolate chips. Microwave at 30 second intervals until chocolate chips are melted. Stir to combine.
Pour your melted chocolate over your 5 cups rice Chex cereal and stir until they are all well coated and set aside.
In a gallon ziplock combine 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1/2 cup of Lavender Hot Chocolate Mix, give it a quick shake to combine the powders.
To your gallon ziplock add your rice cereal, zip close and shake your bag until all your cereal has been coated with your hot chocolate and powdered sugar mixture.
To your rice cereal mix add your chocolate chips, your graham cereal and chocolate chips.
Lavender Honey Chia Pudding
I have been on a total chia pudding binge lately. I have had to make it in almost every flavor until I said, "I need to make a honey and lavender chia pudding recipe!". So here is what I have come up with.
I used our Norwood Farm Lavender Extract which always seems to add a element of sweet surprise to desserts. Lavender has the ability to blend with fine chocolate, harmonize with the delicate flavors of fresh lemons, peaches, or heighten the taste of honey which is what I was counting on in this recipe.
In addition I used our Norwood Farm Culinary Lavender but ground the buds up in a coffee grinder so that it could contribute to the lavender flavor yet not be distracting with the whole buds.
I love this it made me feel like I was taking a bite of summer in with every spoonful. I personally don't prefer my treats to be really sweet so I would decrease the honey but that could be that the lavender extract brings that oomph out the honey. Try this recipe and see what you think of it.
I am Nicole Callen, lavender lover, farmer, and owner of Norwood Farm. My intention for this page is to bring you great lavender related content that you can use. Most of it contains culinary adventures that transpire in my kitchen, as I have a love for the complex floral flavor and depth that lavender brings to cooking.