Lavender Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Lavender Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely ground Terre Bleu Lavender Culinary Buds
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • lemon zest from 3 lemons, finely grated
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup icing sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (175° C). Grease and flour a 9 by 5 inches loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, lavender, poppy seeds, salt, and baking powder with a fork. Finely grate the zest of 3 lemons directly into the flour mixture. Stir until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the butter, milk, eggs and vanilla extract until smooth. 
  4. Gently add in the flour mixture just until it is combined, do not over mix.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan. 
  6. Bake in the centre rack of oven for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the centre of cake comes out clean. 
  7. Let loaf cool for ten minutes in the pan. Gently flip onto rack to continue to cool
  8. to make glaze, stir together lemon juice and icing sugar until no lumps remain. Pour onto the top of warm loaf. Allow loaf to cool at room temperature for about 2 hours.  
  9. Before serving, garnish with lemon slices and lavender bud, if desired. 

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