After reading through all your suggestions on instagram the other week, I got super inspired by @arthurandelliot’s request for a recipe that had both rhubarb and hibiscus. They both have such a wonderfully tart flavor to them and such vibrant hues, so I knew I wanted to combine them in a sweet and creamy cake that would balance out their tartness. So, for the cake bit I made a lemon olive oil cake (it came out suuuuuuuper golden, like real sunshine yellow.), and then cooked some rhubarb down with sugar to create a jam that went between the cake layers, and then frosted the outside of the cake with a hibiscus and cream cheese buttercream. The key to a good buttercream frosting is to beat it for a long time with the paddle attachment to make it really light, airy, and fluffy. Luckily, my KitchenAid stand mixer makes this very easy to accomplish! I also have a little something exciting for you guys, too 😀 The generous folks at KitchenAid are giving away One (1) KitchenAid® Custom Metallic® Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, it’s the same one I have at home and absolutely love (plus that copper color really pops on any kitchen counter!) You can enter via instagram HERE and through the link below, best of luck friends!!!
All colors are subject to availability. Must be a resident of the United States to enter.
The prizes include: One (1) KitchenAid® Custom Metallic® Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer (KSM152PSCP)
As for all the flowers adorning this post, my apple, pear, peach, and cherry trees have exploded with blossoms and I’ve been soaking up all their colors over the past couple weeks. The peach one has a bright magenta hue to it, the apple one is white with touches of soft pink, the pear is white, and my cherry blossom is white as well. I bet you’re wondering what these lovely pink blossoms are in these photos, well I clipped a cutting from one of the trees along the running trail behind my house. They’re *loaded* with these gorgeous pink pom pom-like flowers, and the leaves of the tree are a deep burgundy color, which makes for quite the striking contrast! I hope you enjoy looking through the images and give this tasty cake a go 🙂