If you have them in your garden, imagine the sweet smell of lavender…in a cake! Lavender cake has the right balance of ingredients for a delicious treat. It is really easy to make and delicious! It isn’t too heavy or too sweet, the perfect snack with your coffee or tea. While you can use any lavender, I think the best type of lavender for cooking is any variety of English Lavender. This is the one with the smooth narrow leaves.