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blackberry lavender cake layers

Blackberry Lavender Cake

Classic Yellow Cake with fresh blackberries and Lavender Buttercream
Servings 18 people

Ingredients
  

Cake

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 4 egg yolks room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk room temperature
  • 1 cup oil vegetable, grapeseed, canola
  • 1 pint fresh blackberries rinsed

Buttercream

  • 2 cups unsalted butter room temperature
  • 5-7 cups powdered sugar to desired level of sweetness
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream or whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lavender extract

Instructions
 

Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cake pans with oil, Add parchment round and spray top with oil, lightly dust with flour.
  • In a medium bowl- combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and whisk to combine.
  • In a stand mixer- combine oil & sugar- beat on medium speed until incorporated. Add eggs one at a time and mix on medium speed until combined before adding the next egg.
  • Alternate adding the dry ingredients and buttermilk. Starting and ending with flour. Add 1/3 of the dry Ingredients until combined, slowly stream in 1/2 of the buttermilk and alternate.
  • Distribute cake evenly between prepared cake pans. Add blackberries to the cake batter.
  • Bake for 28-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and transfer to cooling rack.

Buttercream

  • In a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix room temp butter for 5 minutes until light & creamy.
  • Sift sugar and add 1/2 cup at a time to the butter and mix until incorporated. Beat on medium-high for 2-3 minutes, until creamy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl
  • Combine the remaining confectioners sugar and heavy cream and mix on low speed for 1 minute, until combined. Add vanilla and lavender extracts.
  • Raise the speed to high and mix for an additional 3 minutes, until the mixture is light and fluffy. The buttercream should be spreadable.