Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Chamomile Cake with Honey Creme Fraiche #cakeslicebakers

For my May Cake Slice Bakers bake, I chose the Chamomile Cake with Honey Creme Fraiche.  I had my doubts about it when I chose it; it was chosen mostly for convenience and not out of excitement, but I was wrong.This cake was delicious!  The cake was light and flavorful. The icing was the perfect complement.  Everyone in my family enjoyed it.

I used chamomile tea bags instead of dried chamomile as that's what I had on hand.  Creme Fraiche is not sold in our local store, and given the current pandemic conditions, I did not think I should go shopping about for it.  The internet had several suggestions, but one was familiar to me from other icings I've made and present in my refrigerator - plain, full fat Greek yogurt.  Add some honey, whip it up, and it was a great substitute.

Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is The New Way To Cake by Benjamina Ebuehi. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes! Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to each of our cakes. If you have a blog and are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details. The Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.
It is a new year and a new book - The New Way To Cake - and our choices for May 2020 were ~

Chamomile Cake with Honey Crème Fraîche

Hibiscus Buttermilk Cake


  1. It turned out wonderful. Greek yogurt was a great choice for the substitution.

  2. It looks wonderful! I'm so glad your substitution choice worked out well - we're all really in the "make do with what we have" shopping phase!

  3. I will keep Greek yogurt in mind the next time creme Fraiche is called for. Beautiful work!

  4. What a great substitute! Your cake is gorgeous.

  5. I agree this is a delicious cake. Like you I used tea bags as I doubted I would find the flowers here, and it is good to know that yougurt is a good sub.