Lavender Thyme Fluted Cake with Vanilla Crème Glaze

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

Lavender Thyme Fluted Cake with Vanilla Creme Glaze
Photo: Jennifer Davick
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 3 cup (375 grams) all-purpose flour

  • 2 cup (380 grams) sugar

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

  • 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoon dried lavender buds, ground*

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup coconut oil, melted

  • 1 cup whole milk, at room temperature**

  • 3 eggs, at room temperature**

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 1 recipe Crème Glaze

  • Fresh thyme leaves


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Crème 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.


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


Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

377 Calories
21g Fat
45g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 377
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 329mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 61mg 1%
Folate, total 44.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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