Thistle Cake with Blueberry Glaze

 Thistle cake with blueberry glaze recipe


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup thistle flower petals (separate the yellow petals discard the rest of the flower)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Blueberry glaze (optional but recommended)



  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C
  2. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients.
  3. Add the wet ingredients and the thistle flower petals and stir until combined.
  4. Add the batter into a loaf pan prepared brushed oil to the sides. Smooth the top with a spatula.
  5. Bake the loaf for 40-45 minutes. A toothpick in the center of the loaf should come out clean.
  6. Let the bread cool in the bread pan before removing it. 
  7. Run a knife along the edges of the bread to make it easier to remove from the bread pan. Drizzle over blueberry glaze (optional) and serve with coffee.


thistle flowers in a cast iron serving pan

thistle flower petals


the dough

the dough in an enameled cast iron bread pan

enameled cast iron bread pan

blueberry glaze

thistle cake with blueberry glaze

thistle cake with blueberry glaze



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