Rich Chocolate Lavender Cake + Mascarpone Earl Grey German Buttercream

LOCAL MILK
23Ingredients
85Minutes

Ingredients

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  • 1 2/3 cups water
  • 5 tablespoons lavender buds (divided)
  • 250 grams all purpose flour
  • 520 grams granulated sugar
  • 105 grams unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 320 grams buttermilk (1 1/3 cup, shaken & room temp)
  • 2 eggs (extra large, about 125 g, lightly beaten & room temp)
  • 150 grams coconut oil (melted but not hot)
  • 1 buttercream (recipe of mascarpone earl grey, recipe below)
  • 16 ounces whole milk
  • 3 earl grey tea bags
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 280 grams granulated sugar (10 oz, about 1.5 cup)
  • 1 1/2 ounces cornstarch
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 16 ounces butter (completely soft at room temp)
  • 16 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 1 lemon
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