Lemon and elderflower celebration cake topped with flowers

Elderflower recipes

27 Recipes

Enter the great outdoors and forage for this springtime blossom. It can be used to make cordial, cakes, cocktails and much more...

Lemon & elderflower celebration cake

4.52941

(17 ratings)

Decorate this simple elderflower and lemon cake with edible flowers for a showstopping celebration dessert. It's perfect for a wedding or birthday...
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Homemade elderflower cordial

4.68182

(22 ratings)

Fragrant and refreshing, springtime elderflower cordial is easy to make. Mix with sparkling water to create elderflower pressé, or add to wine, prosecco or champagne to start a party in style
  • 24 hours
  • Easy

Elderflower gin

3.5

(2 ratings)

Add a touch of summer to a classic tipple with this delicious elderflower-infused gin. Great for a summer gathering, served with tonic water and lots of ice
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Summer pudding with elderflower

0

(0 ratings)

Use sourdough bread in this summer pudding to complement the sweetness of berries and elderflower – a perfect summer dessert...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Elderflower & cucumber G&Ts

4.333335

(3 ratings)

This delicately coloured, refreshing take on the classic gin and tonic makes a perfect picnic tipple
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Strawberry & elderflower trifle

4.666665

(3 ratings)

The plumpest, ripest strawberries make up this classic summer trifle with ginger jelly and a lemon drizzle cake base
  • 45 mins
  • A challenge

Elderflower fritters with honey

0

(0 ratings)

Lightly fried, golden and crunchy, drizzle these delicately battered elderflowers with orange blossom honey for a dessert with a difference
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Summer punch

5

(1 rating)

A simple, refreshing drink that's perfect for a summery gathering. For an extra-special twist, swap the sparkling water for champagne...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Elderflower & meringue eclairs

0

(0 ratings)

These stunning choux pastry eclairs have a delicate floral filling and pretty pastel glaze - an extra special afternoon tea treat
  • 2 hours and 35 mins
  • A challenge
  • Vegetarian

Elderflower & gooseberry vodka

0

(0 ratings)

Add a shot of this fruity, fragrant infused vodka to a cocktail or serve simply with lemonade or tonic water
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Lemon & elderflower fizz

0

(0 ratings)

Raise a toast with this zesty cocktail with a gin and sparkling prosecco base and lemon sorbet and elderflower cordial mixers
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Gooseberry & elderflower mess

5

(1 rating)

We’ve given Eton mess a twist by swapping the strawberries for another classic fruit – gorgeous gooseberries
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Elderflower & raspberry jelly

0

(0 ratings)

A delicate dessert bursting with berry fruit flavours, subtle floral notes and the sparkling fizz of Prosecco
  • 13 mins
  • More effort

White wine sangria

0

(0 ratings)

Try this refreshing twist on a traditional sangria and use white wine instead of red with elderflower to complement the fruit. Perfect for summer parties
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

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