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13 Lovely Lavender Desserts for Spring and Summer

End a warm night on a sweet note with these lavender desserts.

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Lavender Lemon Bars

Hints of lavender and lemon zest in the crust make these treats a favorite. —Judith Hilinski, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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Blackberry Lavender Cake

Tessa Huff’s blackberry lavender cake (featured and slightly tweaked by Sally’s Baking Addiction) has delicate lavender flavor in all the right ways. Homemade lavender milk and lavender syrup aid in that lightly floral taste—all while the blackberry jam cuts through to add a layer of rich, fruity flavor and texture. Mm, mm, mm!

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Lavender and Lemon Biscochitos

Biscochitos are the state cookie for our home state of New Mexico. They are traditionally made with anise seeds, but I substituted lavender and lemon in this biscochitos recipe. The result is intriguing and delicious! I have also made these with lemon and dried thyme and they were scrumptious. —Marla Clark, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Lemon Lavender Tart

This lemon lavender tart caught my eye because 1) it’s strikingly beautiful and 2) it’s completely dairy- and gluten-free! Everyone around the table can enjoy this lavender treat.

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Lavender Brownies

Give ooey-gooey, fudgy brownies a herbal twist. These lavender brownies are the perfect chocolatey treat for sweet summertime.

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Lavender Cupcakes

Even without the pretty piping, these darling lavender cupcakes bring on the flower power with floral notes from the lavender. Does your little one have a bday approaching? Pair ’em with this layered princess cake for the ultimate princess birthday party spread.

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Lavender Honey Cheesecake

Lavender Honey Cheesecake

I love the scent of lavender, and the edible flowers make this cheesecake one of the most spectacular I’ve tasted. You can use lavender honey in this recipe for extra flavor, but even without it, the lavender is very distinct. —Julie Palmer, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
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Lavender White Chocolate Truffles

Who says you need to turn your oven on for picture-perfect treats? These lavender white chocolate truffles solely rely on your microwave for cooking!

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Lavender Peach Gelato

This sophisticated herbal gelato can be served as an appetizer, a palate-pleaser between courses or a dessert that tastes like heaven on a spoon. —Christine Wendland, Browns Mills, New Jersey
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Lavender Blueberry Galette

You’ll be humming in your kitchen while you smell the aromas of this lavender blueberry galette baking in the oven. Be patient, though, you’ll need at least 10 minutes for these guys to cool. You don’t want a burnt tongue!

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Lavender Macarons

Crumbled honeycomb and dried lavender make these lavender macarons extraordinary. If you have any leftover lavender (or other dried herbs like rosemary and thyme), put it to good use by making your own herbes de Provence seasoning blend.

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Lavender Lemon Creme Brulee

It may sound daunting, but creme brulee is super easy to make at home, especially if you make this lavender lemon creme brulee recipe. It’s a refreshing spin on the classic.

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Lavender Cookies

I am a wedding and event planner and one of my brides served these unusual cookies at her reception, so I had to have this lavender butter cookies recipe. You can guess what her wedding color was! —Glenna Tooman, Boise, Idaho

Christina Herbst
Christina is an Assistant Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in content creation and SEO optimization. She enjoys trying out local foodie restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on.
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