Not only does this lemon lavender blackberry cake smell and taste amazing, it looks like something out of your favorite baking show. Make it yourself, Instagram it and then dig in!

I always associate the scent and flavor of lavender with the French countryside. For this cake, I combined several flavors to create an unforgettable cake! The tender and lemony almond cake is dotted with fresh blackberries, all frosted with a lavender French buttercream. This buttercream is different than traditional buttercreams—velvety smooth, not too sweet and perfect for this cake. Garnish the top with fresh lavender and blackberries for a showstopping presentation.

Reprinted with permission from The European Cake Cookbook