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Orange - Hibiscus Loaf Cake

This orange loaf cake has been jazzed up with some dried hibiscus petals. It has the perfect blend of sweet and tang. Highly recommended with a cup of tea.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Global
Keyword cake recipe with oil, Loaf Cake Recipe, orange cake recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 368kcal


  • 9 x 5 (or 2lb) Loaf Pan


  • 1¼ Cup (255 grams) buttermilk
  • ½ Cup (109 grams) vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (225 grams) sugar
  • 2 cups (235 grams) plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Zest and juice of 1 medium orange
  • ¼ cup (20 grams) dried hibiscus florets


  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees and line an 8 cup loaf pan (roughly 9 x 5 inch or 2lb)
  • In a jug or bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients; buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs and orange juice.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients; sugar, flour, baking powder and baking soda
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients, add your wet ingredients in bit, stirring to combine after each addition until the wet ingredients have been mixed in.
  • Fold your hibiscus petals until incorporated. Don’t over mix as you don’t want to change the colour of your batter.
  • Pour your batter into your loaf pan and bake in your preheated oven for 50-55 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in the pan for five minutes for removing and allowing to cool completely.
  • Serve with a cup of tea.


Adapted from Chef Dennis, Orange Yoghurt Cake Recipe