Lavender Champagne Cake with honey cream cheese frosting

I have absolutely no chill when it comes to this cake.

Zero.zilch.nada.

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It’s amazing. And that’s a bold statement. But so amazing that I ate it for breakfast before Mr. LTSL was even awake. I wish I was lying but #RealLife.

And I would only make it for the specialist of occasions … you know, like Friday night.

Kidding … kind of.

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But it’s mother’s day weekend and we gotttaaa celebrate mama!! Also, this mother’s day is super-extra-special aannnnd we need cake.cake.cake.!

First, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all the people mamas out there, all the expecting mamas out there, all the adopting mamas, all the pet mamas, and all the women who are holding it down!!

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I have no words for my mom, seriously she’s my everything – she loves cake, her laugh is infectious and her kindness can put mother Teresa to shame (not true, mother Teresa wins life … by Mama LTSL comes a very close second).Don’t get me wrong though, her sass is something similar to Queen Bey’s Lemonade video. I’ll just warn you, don’t mess with mama’s family – she’ll juice you!!

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Now that we’re all afraid of my mom – let’s talk cake!! More specifically naked cake … such as this one. Funny story, a couple years ago for my bridal shower I wanted a naked cake – something with fruits and fresh flowers, simple but elegant. I walked into a bakery and simply asked Hi, do you guys do naked cakes – the kind baker responded, why – yes, I’ve done a few ass cakes over the years.

I looked at my mom – my mom looked at me and we walked out pretty much peeing our pants.

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But this cake. AHH – the lavender makes it taste like spring, the honey cream cheese frosting is sweet but not too sweet and it’s sooooo preeeetttyyyy!! Also, champagne. YYYEEESSS! We’re winning folks, simply winning all of the golden stars.

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Lavender Champagne Cake with honey cream cheese frosting

  • 3 cups all-purpose flower
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ tbsp. dried lavender
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 egg whites
  • 2 cups champagne
  • Prepared cream cheese frosting
  • 1 tbsp honey

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans (or 1 10 inch and 1 8 inch because you realize your 9 inch pans are at your parent’s house after making the batter *rolls eyes*).

In a bowl combine flour, baking powder sea salt, lavender and lemon zest .

In a mixing bowl beat butter and sugar 3 to 5 minutes until light and fluffy.

Add vanilla and beat in the eggs one at a time.

Beat in flour mixture and champagne in three alternating additions, starting and ending with flour to prevent curdling.

Pour batter into pans and bake 35 minutes.

Let cool.

In a small bowl, combine can of cream cheese frosting and honey.

Once the cake has cooled, cut each cake in half horizontally and frost the middle. Stack each layer and repeat, only frosting the middle ( that’s why it’s called a naked cake heh. without any bums in sight).

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It’s a VeryBari Birthday!!

Happy Birthday VeryBari!!

We’re celebrating another birthday for this month – – it’s VERYBARI’s birthday!! *woooo-hooooo* I would have to say, Miss. VeryBari is one of my newest of friends, only becoming close in the last couple years. But she’s one of those people you can’t help fall in love with.

She’s sassy – sexy – smart and has a shoe closet that would put Carrie Bradshaw to shame.

I love this little lady, and though she’s the most recent addition to our group of women I feel like I’ve known her forever. Her smile could fix the worst of days, her giggle is contagious – she’s as cute as a button and if I could, I would hand her the world.

She’s fun – and relatable. My favourite thing about my VeryBari is the fact that she’s real – she’s not there to gossip, or create any sort of confusion. Her simple mission is to lead an honest life – she sets out to enjoy every day, laugh as much as possible and leave her mark on the world.

With her, I don’t have to be anyone – – no mask needed, I don’t need to be the responsible one – or the funny one – – or the smart one. I can just be me – – without judgement. Ever. I feel safe with her; I’m comfortable with her knowing my entire life story, because after our discussion … it ends there.

She makes me proud to know such a strong, independent woman with values and morals that no one can shake. Through our friendship, she has taught me so much!! She convinces me to trust myself, to love myself and allow people to love me. She’s a constant reminder that even when things seem to be in the pooper, there’s ice cream waiting to cheer us up, hugs work wonders and your true friends would never leave you hanging.  

It’s true Miss. VeryBari, you’re one smart cookie 😉 and I am so lucky to know you.

Already, we’ve had some CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY times together – – moments that I wouldn’t trade in a lifetime. I thank you for it all – – but I know this is just the beginning. I know we have a forever of laughing, of traveling together, of partying and a lifetime of memories to make. It’s the crazy times that reassure me we’re in for the long run kiddo.

Please know, that I adore you – I respect you and I’m proud of the young woman you are.

Happy Birthday my dear, I wish you everything good in the world – the best of health – happiness – and an endless supply of cake (call me anytime, I’ll always have one on standby for you 😀 )

Xoxo