Did you all have a nice Easter weekend? Ours was great…packed with tons of fun stuff. Friday night we celebrated Jason’s parents 25th anniversary in Vancouver. Saturday we surprised Dylan with a 16th birthday party as we were away for her birthday. Sunday we visited with a friend from Toronto. And Monday, I hosted my family for Easter and my mom’s birthday. Mac also had a hockey tourney close to the city all weekend. So it was a full, but amazing weekend!
In preparation for the weekend, I was trying to decide what to make for dessert for Easter and my mom’s birthday. I knew we would have paska, which is Mennonite Easter bread, so a traditional cake seemed a bit much. And…we had cake for Dylan’s birthday. I found a recipe on Pinterest for a Honey Lavender Crepe Cake and that sounded about perfect…not too sweet or cakey, and the only sweetener in the entire recipe is honey!
I pretty much followed the recipe to a tee. Here are a few pointers… The crepe recipe looked a bit odd to me as it didn’t have any eggs in it, however, it makes thicker crepes which makes them easier to handle and gives the cake some substance. I did add a bit of water to the batter to loosen it up a little bit. The great thing is you can make the crepes in advance, earlier in the day, as they need to be cool before you assemble the cake. I stacked them with parchment in between. You can also whip the cream and honey a few hours in advance and keep it in the fridge. I waited to fold in the lavender just before assembling.
I decorated the cake with fresh rosemary and blackberries..I think the blackberries nicely tie in the lavender. I added a bit of honeycomb on top and a sprinkling of dried lavender. It was actually easier to put together than I thought and I really like the simple, organic beauty of it!
I picked up honeycomb and lavender honey at Campbell’s Gold just down the street. I like using local honey if at all possible as they say it can actually help with allergies!
This recipe was posted for a breakfast in bed idea for Mother’s Day, which I think is amazing…and a great one to keep in mind as Mother’s Day is coming up soon!