Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hibiscus Buttermilk Cake #TheCakeSliceBakers

I chose to bake this delicious Hibiscus Buttermilk Cake with The Cake Slice Bakers. Dinner was out of the way, dishes washed, and in my bed relaxing when I got an alert from our group that the May option was posted. Perfect timing, a distraction from the current situation we all find ourselves in lately. 

I quickly grabbed my book, went over the options, and picked the Hibiscus cake! Luckily, and I literally mean “Luckily” I had all the ingredients with only one slight change. I swapped the dried hibiscus flowers with four Tazo Passion tea bags. I normally from time to time stock hibiscus in my pantry, it’s a staple in a Mexican kitchen. It’s my to go to when I want a refreshing drink to go with my dinner, and since it’s one of my favorite drinks, I found the need to buy a box of the Tazo to keep handy just in case. It paid off! 

Due to these times and the lack of ingredients accessible I was really blessed to have the ingredients on hand. Not wanting to waste any time, and being that we have a shelter in place issued in my county, this was the thing I needed to keep me occupied. 
I laid out all if my ingredients, and began. Whipped, and mixed, thinking this batter seems a bit on the stiff side, I added more buttermilk to help the batter. Scooped my batter into my baking pans, popped it into the oven, turned around and saw the eggs staring straight at me! I said a few words and scrambled to get the filled cake pans quickly out of the oven in hopes to salvage my batter. 
There is nothing worse than wasting food, especially during these difficult times. Luckily the end result was delicious! This is definitely going to be a recipe I will make again. 

Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is The New Way To Cake by Benjamina Ebuehi. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes! Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to each of our cakes. If you have a blog and are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details. The Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.
It is a new year and a new book - The New Way To Cake - and our choices for May 2020 were ~ Chamomile Cake with Honey Crème Fraîche
Hibiscus Buttermilk Cake


A Day in the Life on the Farm said...

Your cake turned out lovely. I like that you made one large cake instead of the cupcakes.

Rebekah said...

What a great choice to sub the Tazo bags!! So smart - and it looks like it came out beautifully!

Sandra Lee said...

Great save and I love the color. Even though I always wear a mask I'm not a fan of being out in public either.

Karen said...

I have been there, and with eggs too! I'm so glad it worked out! Your cake is gorgeous.

SusanB said...

Looks so soft and fluffy! This was my choice and I'm still planning on making it when my little hibiscus leaves come in.

All That's Left Are The Crumbs said...

So glad you saw those eggs and made the save! Your cake looks amazing and you certainly thought outside the box with using the passion tea bags, such a smart idea.

Kim said...

What a great idea to substitute tea for the dried hibiscus. I'll have to remember that when I try this cake.