Lavender & Lemon Olive Oil Cake

{ a culinary love story }

"You don't find love, it finds you. It's got a little bit to do with destiny, fate, and what's written in the stars."

Anaïs Nin

This little culinary love story is an ode to our stay in Portugal. I am craving for the light, the vibe, the people & the food. The olive oil, lemons and lavender embrace the sun and with the smell and taste of this cake I bring a little bit of that sun back home.

Ingredients 2 cups spelt flour 1.5 tsp of baking powder 1 pinch of ground fleur de sel 1 cup fine cane sugar 3/4 cup almond milk as for the vegan option 3/4 cup extra virgine olive oil 2 lemons (zest from two lemons & juice from one lemon only) 2 tsp dried lavender buds 1 egg (optional as for the vegan cake) 1-2 tsp icing sugar (optional)


1. You make your own "buttermilk" by combining the milk or almond milk with lemon juice and lemon zest and within a couple of minutes you made buttermilk or a plant based option- how cool is that?? 2. Mix the flour with the salt and baking powder and add the sugar & olive oil and combine it well and finally adding your "buttermilk" mix & lavender buts. 3. Transfer the dough to a greased baking tin and bake in the preheated oven at 180C for 40 minutes or until done. 4. Take the cake out of the oven and let it cool down for at least 30 minutes. 5. Cover with icing sugar if you want.

Work all ingredients together and do not over work the dough!

Enjoy and day dream of your own vacation!

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  • foodbandits

    Well this is a great start of my day! Good morning and these photos are so beautiful! Loved it x

  • _housefrau

    I'm so in love with this!!!! Absolutely drop dead gorgeous! And the baking tin ❤️ xx

  • KodakmomentNina

    So beautiful! 😍

  • jetandindigo

    Love the shape of tin! Great recipe

  • ch_ecco

    Love! Love! Love!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  • mooremedia

    Looks lovely Simone❤️

  • lazymorning

    Wow wow! Deine Geschichte ist traumhaft schön, die Bilder lassen einem eintauchen in deine Erinnerungen und davon treiben❤️

  • deborah_brandon

    Love the images and words so much Simone and my boys will look Ve that I can make it vegan ❤️

  • chockywoky

    So aptly titled, Simone ❤️

  • SavanahBlekk

    Wow.. Even though baking is not my strongest point, this is definitely on my "to bake" list😋😜👍🏾.. Thanks for sharing and beautiful words just like the cake itself not forgetting the amazing pics.. Wow wow!

  • kardemomme_

    So fun to see you here Simone! 👋👋👋This is my first evening on Steller! So fun! Your stories are so beautiful! Love the Lisbon story so much! Your photos are stunning!! 👋👋👋😘

  • mysuburbanfarm

    Oh I think I feel a new addiction coming on! I've just published my first Steller story, don't know that it's much good but I'll get the hang of it! Yours are truly amazing dear Simone! Now I just need to know how to navigate this app!!! Huge hugs to you for a lovely Friday! Xx🙋🏼🌸

  • coppernotes

    Love your photos! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 And love that you've included vegan options. Very cool 👌🏻

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  • rosiryder

    Wow!! Absolutely love this!! Great work Simone 😍👌🙋

  • cecilemolinie

    Gorgeous Simone!

  • RustedLadle

    Love photo on page 11! ❤️

  • thecookingshed

    Stunning photos

  • cristhewanderer

    Yumyum ♥️


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