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Bright herbal flavors and the pretty shape will lure party guests to this sweet cake.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Jennifer Davick

Recipe Summary

bake:
30 mins to 40 mins
cool:
10 mins
prep:
20 mins
Servings:
16
Max Servings:
20
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Lavender Thyme Fluted Cake with Vanilla Creme Glaze

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 10-inch fluted tube pan well; set aside. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, 1 tablespoon thyme, salt, baking powder, lavender, and baking soda. In another bowl whisk together the oil, milk, eggs, and vinegar. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients; stir to combine (batter may appear curdled). Spoon batter into prepared pan.

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  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on the wire rack. Drizzle with glaze. Sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves.

Creme Glaze

In a small bowl whisk together one 8-ounce container creme fraiche, 5 tablespoons powdered sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. If necessary, add a little milk until desired consistency.

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Crush in a mortar and pestle or in a clean coffee or spice grinder.

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Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (Lavender Thyme Fluted Cake with Vanilla Creme Glaze)

377 calories; total fat 21g; saturated fat 16g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 1g; cholesterol 57mg; sodium 329mg; potassium 61mg; carbohydrates 45g; fiber 1g; sugar 28g; protein 4g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 474IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 45mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 53mg; iron 1mg.

Vanilla Creme Glaze

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small bowl whisk together the creme fraiche, powdered sugar, and vanilla. If necessary, add a little milk until desired consistency.

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Reviews

5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
02/09/2016
I just made this cake and found that the cooking time was wrong.  I suggest cooking it at 325 like a regular pound cake.