Not Your Normal Loaf Cake

by • May 4, 2012 2 Comments

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Here at Food52, we’re into weird loaf cakes. We hope you are, too.

First, we wrote to you about avocados sneaking their way into pound cake batter. Just in case you err on the side of caution with your cake-making, we also found this lovely pistachio one. And now, we bring you hibiscus loaf cake. I think this makes us the resident authority for all things eccentric baked goods. (Also, edible flowers. We’re on top of it.)

Instead of avocado, this time, elevate a normal loaf cake with hibiscus flowers, steeped in hot water just long enough to release their vibrant, tart flavors. I'd recommend adding this to your list. That’ll give us enough time to find you a new pound cake venture.

Let Them Eat: Hibiscus Loaf Cake from Serious Eats

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about 3 years ago PistachioDoughnut

oh my gosh! I am so thrilled have found this loaf cake and it is coincidence that I am waiting to upload a recipe for present contest with hibiscus...I love everything hibiscus..whether that be tea, or non-alcoholic sangria..or cupcakes..thanks for the feed..


about 3 years ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

Yes! It was our pleasure. (As a side note, you should try hibiscus macarons if you haven't already...) Let us know how yours turns out.