Lemon and elderflower celebration cake topped with flowers

Elderflower recipes

34 Recipes

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

51 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Decorate this simple elderflower and lemon cake with edible flowers for a showstopping celebration dessert. It's perfect for a wedding or birthday

1 hr and 25 mins
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A refreshing floral concentrate to dilute with water as a drink or use in creamy light desserts like fools and syllabubs

50 mins
Easy
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Go foraging for a homemade elderflower liqueur – choose creamy looking blossoms well away from pollution. Best drunk fresh, make this your summer tipple of choice 

20 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
6 ratings 3.2 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
Gluten-free
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this easy sorbet while elderflowers are in season. It's a fat-free, refreshing dessert for summer, or serve as an aperitif with a shot of gin poured over

30 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
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Make the most of summer's best produce by using melons and tomatoes in this vibrant salad, drizzled with a mint and elderflower dressing. The secret to this salad is using the freshest ingredients

20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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Bake your own homemade sponge make this trifle extra special. With gooseberry purée and elderflower cordial, it's full of summer flavours

1 hr and 10 mins
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Get a taste of summer with strawberry jelly made with rosé wine and served with elderflower ice cream. It takes a little effort but it's a divine dessert

50 mins
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51 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
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Make your own delicious elderflower wine with our fabulous summery recipe. This delectable alcoholic drink is perfect for using our favourite seasonal ingredient

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1 rating 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Make a stunning bottle of seasonal elderflower champagne with our step-by-step recipe. This delicate, floral, alcoholic drink is perfect for sipping on summer nights

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5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
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A lightly floral Prosecco-based cocktail with crushed fresh fruit and refreshing cordial

10 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Lightly fried, golden and crunchy, drizzle these delicately battered elderflowers with orange blossom honey for a dessert with a difference

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star 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
Vegan
Gluten-free
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These stunning choux pastry eclairs have a delicate floral filling and pretty pastel glaze - an extra special afternoon tea treat

2 hrs and 35 mins
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Vegetarian
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

A delicate Italian set cream dessert with a scattering of summer fruit, syrup and crunchy topping - a dinner party sensation!

1 hr and 25 mins
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2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

A refreshing frozen dessert made from white wine and summer fruit. Ideal for entertaining as it can be made up to a month in advance

25 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
Gluten-free
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A British green salad with plenty of bite from crisp radishes, sugar snap peas, asparagus and Little Gem lettuce

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

10 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Cool off with this gin-based cocktail with both fruity and floral notes

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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