Gallery: How To Make Sweets With Lavender (That Don't Taste like Soap)

Earl Grey Lavender Chocolate Cake
Earl Grey Lavender Chocolate Cake
Dark chocolate—a whole pound of the bittersweet sort to be precise—fragrant lavender, and sharp, tannic Earl Grey tea. This dense, brownie-like chocolate concoction is rich, thick, but not saccharine, a simple and pared down dessert that surprises with hints of French florals and proper English stiff-upper-lip sternness. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Maria del Mar Sacasa]

Honey Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Honey Lavender Shortbread Cookies
These tea-time cookies are perfectly buttery, crumbly, and a little bit salty, studded with dried lavender and sweetened with fragrant honey. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Lucy Baker]

Lemongrass Lavender White Hot Chocolate
Lemongrass Lavender White Hot Chocolate
Hot chocolate isn't just for wintertime, especially when it's this ridiculously addictive concoction scented with kaffir lime leaf, lemongrass, and lavender. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

Honey Lavender Mille Crepes Cake
Honey Lavender Mille Crepes Cake
This cake is made from 20 layers of thin, buttery crepes flavored with lavender flowers. Interspersing the layers, honey and vanilla bean pastry cream adds a delicate, sweet touch. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Maria del Mar Sacasa]

Sour Cherry and Lavender Sorbet
Sour Cherry and Lavender Sorbet
Even when blitzed with plenty of sugar, sour cherries stay tart and refreshing. Add a little lavender and maraschino liqueur to contribute some floral musk and you have a flavor far more intense than those four ingredients would suggest. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Blueberry Lavender Jam
Blueberry Lavender Jam
Lavender transforms ordinary blueberry jam into preserves that are positively romantic. Delicate and floral, it would be perfect with scones, croissants, or crostini with fresh ricotta. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Lucy Baker]

Lavender-Hyssop Ice Cream
Lavender-Hyssop Ice Cream
Minty hyssop and floral lavender pair with honey to make this super smooth ice cream. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Crème Fraîche Cupcakes with Provence Lavender Icing
Crème Fraîche Cupcakes with Provence Lavender Icing
The base of these cupcakes is enhanced with crème fraîche, but the really special part is the light lavender blossom-flavored icing. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]