Hibiscus Blood Orange Cake

What's better than chilling with a slice of bloody red cake to celebrate the festivity of Halloween? LOL

Tea used in this cake: Hibiscus


  • 20g Hibiscus
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 blood orange
  • 1 medium size beetroot (200-300g)
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 - 1 cup raw sugar to taste
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • 300g Self Raising Flour


  1. Preheat fan oven till 170ºC.
  2. Soak hibiscus in boiling water for 3 minutes. Let it cool.
  3. Peel and quarter the beetroot, place them in Thermocook or blender for 10 seconds till finely chopped.
  4. Add hibiscus and the brew, finely grated orange peel and flesh (no white skin) into the mix in Thermocook.
  5. Add vanilla essence, sugar, egg yolk and flour to Thermocook as well. Blend till smooth, about 10 seconds. 
  6. Meanwhile, also place the egg whites into a mixer. Beat till stiff peaks are formed. 
  7. Blend batter and egg white together quickly. Don't over stir. 
  8. Pour batter into a cake tin and bake for 20 minutes or until skewer comes out clean while pierced into the cake.