Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Rose Geranium Cake

I love to cook with herbs. Not just in savory dishes but in sweet ones as well. There is nothing like a good herbal cake or cookie!

This rose geranium cake has no other flavoring. Just a few rose geranium leaves in the bottom of each cake pan before the batter is poured in. In between, is whipped cream and raspberry jam. The original recipe called for fluffy pink frosting but I think that is gilding the lily too much and we prefer it with just a sprinkle of powdered sugar on the top and a rose geranium leaf or two for decoration.

For special company, we'll do all three layers. It makes a handsome cake. For just us, we'll do two with the cream in the middle. The third layer gets frozen and is eaten slice by slice for afternoon tea. Plain with perhaps a shower of powdered sugar.

It's Pink Saturday so please visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to see the other pink posts.


Allie and Pattie said...

Martha, I was just thinking of sending you a note. Hadn't seen you post lately and was hoping all is well at Linderhof. Lovely cake! And a very pretty presentation
xoxo Pattie

my cup of tea said...

This cake looks and sounds wonderful! I would love to have the recipe!

GardenOfDaisies said...

This sounds really good!