Sorrel/Hibiscus Fruit Bundt#BundtBakers

Sorrel /Hibiscus, also known as Flor De Jamaica (pronounced HA-maica), sorrel, Ambadi flowers, karkade and other names in different countries is an edible flower sold most often in dehydrated form abroad, here we get fresh flowers and only in this season. 
To make this cake, I soaked the flowers by steeping them in boiling water, honey,  for about 2 - 3 hours. 
Once soaked, I removed the petals of the flowers, strained the liquid and then just pulsed the petals it in the blender.  
The flowers were vibrant and saturated with not so  deep "ruby red" liquid as the flowers looked.  Dried flowers impart more red color than the fresh ones.
This cake was  delicious and  when I took this for our breakfast party no one believed that this was made of the flowers that we see every day in the forest. 
This cake did not have the color, that I, wanted , however, it was  delicious as any cake could be!
30 Sorrel/ hibiscus flowers (see notes)
½  Cup Boiling Water
3 Tablespoons honey
200 Grams All-purpose flour
1 Teaspoons Baking powder 

½ Teaspoon Baking soda
150 Grams Salted Butter, at room temperature
150 Grams Caster sugar
3 large Eggs
2 teaspoons Vanilla essence
125 Grams Mixed Fruits


Combine the flowers, boiling water, honey, in small bowl, mashing with fork to ensure flowers absorb liquid evenly. Allow flowers to steep until softened and liquid has been almost completely absorbed, about 2 to 3 hours.  
Once soaked, I removed the petals of the flowers, strained the liquid and then just pulsed the petals it in the blender. 
I had 275 Ml sorrel Puree with the Honey.
In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda,  set aside. 
In large bowl, beat butter on medium speed until creamy. Add sugar, continue to beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, continue to beat until completely incorporated. 
Add flour mixture in three batches, alternating with the puree. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl with rubber spatula. Fold the mixture well. Add vanilla and mixed fruits,  mix just to combine.
Pour batter into prepared 10" bundt pan. Bake  in a preheated oven at 170°C for 35 to 40 minutes or until, cake tester inserted in center of cake comes out clean. 
Transfer cake to cooling and cool in pan overnight.  Invert cake onto plate . 
Slice the cake,
My Notes
Dried flowers impart more red color then fresh. Next time I, am going to make this with dried flowers and double the quantity. 
For the mixed fruits , I used candied cherries, mixed peels, raisins and nuts.

See what our other bakers have baked this month , the theme is "Fruit Bundt" our host is Stacy Thank you for hosting this event.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

Applejack Bundt Cake from Palatable Pastime
Cake aux Fruit Bundt from Patyco Candybar
Cranberry and Apricot Fruit Bundt Cake from Making Miracles
Dried Fruit and Pecan Bundt Cake from I Love Bundts
Dried Fruit Bundt Cake from Living the Gourmet
Gram's Famous Fruit Cake from Food Lust People Love
Macadamia and Tropical Fruit Bundt Cake from All That's Left Are The Crumbs
Sorrel/Hibiscus Fruit Cake from Sneha's Recipe
Spiced Rum Cake from A Day in the Life on the Farm

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Labels: Sorrel Flowers, Candied Fruits, Bundt, Bundt Bakers, Honey
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. Sneha...I didn't know beautiful flowers. I think it will taste as good as your color! A delight that I would like to eat !!! Merry Christmas

  2. How wonderful that you have fresh hibiscus to use. I have used the dry in several recipes with great results. I love your cake.

  3. We used to get the dried hibiscus flowers in West Africa where my mom would make a tea / drink out of them. Bissap I think it was called. Your cake looks so tender!

  4. I've only ever baked with dried hibiscus, Sneha, so I am delighted to see what it looks like fresh. Lovely!