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Blooms In A Cake

Out of my kitchen window I can see my neighbors Elder bush in full bloom which gave me the idea for this post…

© Mrs. Twinkle

The Ingredients
3 Elderflower umbels
125g butter
125g sugar
3 eggs
1.5dl milk
1 Vanilla pod
1/2 lemon zest
250g flour
1 sachet baking powder

Heat the milk, pick the flowers off one of the umbels and add to the milk with the seeds of the vanilla. leave to infuse for 1 to 2 hours.
Preheat the oven at 180°C. Mix the butter, sugar and eggs. Add the rest of the elderflower (pick them off the umbels first), the lemon, flour and baking powder. Sift the milk through a sieve and stir well. Fill the mixture in to a round tin ca. 24cm and bake for 45 minutes in the bottom half of the oven.

Blooms in a bake, Elderflower Cake…


  1. Looks great! I’ve been meaning to use elderflower in a cake for ages. Does this cake have a subtle elderflower flavour? How was it? Just curious 🙂

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  2. I’ve never imagined using flowers in a cake mix before! I don’t know if I’m able to find this kind here in Brazil, but as soon as I find, I’ll give it a try! I can’t imagine how it tastes like and I’m soo curious!

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  3. I love this cake! I have my own Elderflower bush and I am crazy about them. I have already bake a couple of recipes with them that will go soon to my blog 🙂

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  4. It looks so delicious!
    Everytime the elder blooms, we (in southern Germany) back a something called “Hollerkräpfla” or “Holderküchle” which is a mixture of pancakes and elder flowers… yam…
    I love it!

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  5. Hi, Tammy! Your photos are lovely, and your cake recipe looks superb! I really love floral flavor accents added to just about everything!

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  6. Hannah says

    I love how you’ve done the photos in galleries – so clear and beautiful! What a lovely idea for a recipe.
    Hannah 🙂

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  7. What a fabulous idea. I usually use all mine to make cordial, but they would be wonderful in a cake as well – thank you. I really hope there are a few elderflower blooms left when I get home.

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  8. One of my very favorite flavors! Alas, elders would likely be incinerated by Texas heat, so I am thankful to have an IKEA not far away where I can buy cordial. Next time I bake a cake I’ll try to remember to add some to both the cake and the icing! What a beautiful post. Well done. 😀

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  9. Ah…lovely. I don’t have a neighbour with an obliging elder tree ((or is it the opposite) and keep meaning to go for a walk and pick some, but it’s not worked out for me this year. This is lovely…bookmarked for the next season!

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  10. I’ve made cakes with cordials before but never put in the elderflowers themselves. I might have to try this next season if I don’t use up all the flowers in fritters again.

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