A tender and melt-in-your-mouth loaf cake by blogger Moments of Sugar is infused with lemon and specked with poppy seeds, topped with an aromatic and sweet lavender glaze.
Domino® Golden Sugar
Domino® Golden Sugar, the less-processed sugar you can use more freely in all your favorite foods. Made from pure cane sugar, it works cup-for-cup just like white sugar, but has a beautiful golden color and a distinct hint of molasses flavor.
For Loaf Cake:
- 2 cups All purpose flour 2 cups All purpose flour
- Domino® Golden Sugar 1 cup 1 cup Domino® Golden Sugar
- ½ cup Sour cream ½ cup Sour cream
- ¼ cup Milk ¼ cup Milk
- Lemon juice and zest from 2 lemons Lemon juice and zest from 2 lemons
- 3 Large eggs 3 Large eggs
- 2/3 cup Vegetable oil 2/3 cup Vegetable oil
- 1 tsp Baking soda 1 tsp Baking soda
- 1 tsp Baking powder 1 tsp Baking powder
- 1 tsp Kosher salt 1 tsp Kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons Poppy seeds 2 tablespoons Poppy seeds
For Lavender Glaze:
- 1 TBS Dried lavender buds 1 TBS Dried lavender buds
- 5 TBS Milk 5 TBS Milk
- Domino® Confectioners Sugar ¾ cup ¾ cup Domino® Confectioners Sugar
- *optional: purple food coloring OR blueberries *optional: purple food coloring OR blueberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and line an 8 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and poppy seeds. In a separate bowl, whisk together lemon zest, juice, sour cream, milk, Domino® Golden Sugar, eggs, and oil.
Pour the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and mix until just combined. Do not overmix. Pour into the loaf pan and bake for about 55-65 mins, until a cake tester or skewer inserted comes out clean.
Let cake cool in pan on top of a baking rack before removing.
While the cake is baking prepare the lavender glaze.
Combine milk and lavender buds in a small saucepan. Over medium heat, bring milk to almost a boil, when the tiny bubbles on the sides of the saucepan are just beginning to form. Stir well and remove from heat.
Pour mixture into a heat safe bowl and let cool completely.
Strain the milk through a fine mesh sieve.
*Optional: this glaze will turn out white/clear. I love a lavender glaze that is purple so it can catch the eye and heighten senses, so there are two ways to make the glaze purple—purple food coloring or naturally dye it with the juice from mashed blueberries. The latter will also give the glaze a hint of beautiful tartness from the blueberries that go perfectly with this loaf!
Once the loaf is completely cooled, you can prepare the glaze:
- Mix the lavender infused milk with the confectioner’s sugar until desired pourable consistency.
- Add more sugar for thicker glaze and more milk for thinner.
- Pour the glaze evenly over the loaf, let the glaze set for a few minutes before slicing and enjoying!