Secure inside the oven, this rose cardamom and blood orange loaf cake was a welcome marvel. “proper Morning!” my husband exclaimed cheerily as he poured me a cup of tea. nicely caffeinated, he notion he’d wonder me by means of baking up one of my preferred recipes.


Half cake, half quick bread, this rose cardamom and blood orange loaf cake makes for an extraordinary breakfast, brunch or dessert. Its sweet, barely floral notes originate from a hint of dried rose petals and nuanced, spicy cardamom. In season, blood oranges make a contribution to a berry-like end as part of a lush, but gently iced topping.

Applesauce is the hidden MVI (maximum precious aspect) on this loaf cake. specifically vital in gluten-loose baking, applesauce acts as a binding agent, imparting a light sweetness and stopping the bake from drying out. It also pairs wonderfully with cardamom and rose flavors.

Topped with a crimson, sweet-tart blood orange icing, edible rose petals and blood orange slices, this rose cardamom and blood orange loaf cake is lovely manner to mention “i like you,” to your loved one or to yourself. Serve this cake on a unique occasion, with a heat cup of tea.



  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 tbsp dried rose petals (culinary grade), plus more for topping
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flax meal mixed with 6 tbsp water)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup organic, unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 cups 1-to-1 gluten free flour (I used this brand.)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/2 cup vegan cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup organic powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp blood orange juice
  • blood orange slices (optional for garnish)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 tiers F.
  2. Grease a loaf pan with a little vegan butter. Set apart.
  3. In a meals processor, upload the sugar and rose petals, and gently pulse till rose petals are well integrated.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl, cream the butter and sugar. upload the flax eggs, vanilla and applesauce. Fold components to mix.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, sea salt, baking powder, baking soda and cardamom. Then upload the flour aggregate to the moist ingredients. Stir to mix. Loaf batter might be thick.
  6. Switch the combined batter to the loaf pan and spread frivolously.
  7. Bake cardamom rose loaf cake for fifty-55 minutes. (Oven temperatures might also vary.) dispose of from the oven and permit the cake cool on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. after which, use a butter knife alongside the edges of the loaf pan and take away the cake. persevering with to cool on the loaf cake on the cooling rack till it reaches room temperature.
  8. At the same time as the loaf cake is cooling, make the blood orange frosting. In a excessive-velocity meals processor, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and blood orange juice. Whirl away until smooth and creamy.
  9. Use an icing spatula to softly unfold a thin layer of the blood orange icing on top of the cooled rose cardamom loaf cake. pinnacle the loaf cake with dried rose petals and blood orange slices for garnish.
  10. Slice and enjoy the cake with a cup of your favored tea.

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