Coconut and Rose Syrup Bundt Cake - #BundtBakers

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Thursday, January 21, 2016

I love my post title for today, yeah, i can smell the flavors as i say the name. hmmm, my kitchen smells roses for the past 1 week. Oh yes, since i noted down the title, i was thinking what strange flavors should i bake. Suddenly i remembered a packet of roses i got from Global  Village last year, from the yemeni pavilion. No second thought, i wanted to bake something with rose syrup. Made the rose syrup last week, and from that time, whenever i open the refrigerator all i smell is roses. 

After experimenting with Barley flour for #BreadBakers this month, i wanted to another bake with the same flour. So first i baked half the quantity as two big muffins last week. Voila, it was a hit. Loved the flavors and combination of coconut and roses. Yesterday i baked them again with plain flour, the only difference is the color, the barley flour cake was a bit a dark in color, taste wise, both were excellent.  
A big hug to this month's host  June Burns of Philosophy and Cake for challenging us with this such a great theme Strange but good-weird flavor combinations, loved it to the core.

1 cup All purpose flour/Barley Flour/50:50 of both the flours
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup Buttermilk
1/2 cup Rose syrup (homemade)
1/2 cup Oil
1/4 cup desiccated coconut, slightly toasted + 1 tsp for garnish
Note : No Sugar used, since the homemade rose syrup is sweet enough for the cake.

For the glaze
1/3 cup of Caster sugar
2-3 tbsp of Rose Syrup (homemade)
1 tbsp water

  • Take Buttermilk in a measuring jug, add baking soda to it. Whisk well to dissolve and let it stand for 10 minutes. It will rise a bit and become airy and light. Now take rose syrup and oil in another mug, stir well to combine. 
  • If using combination of flours, then sift them well thrice, or else sift the flour once or use a balloon whisk and whisk well.
  • To this flour, add dessicated coconut and whisk well. Now slowly, add the buttermilk and rose syrup-oil mixture to this. Combine using a spatula.
  • While mixing, do so lightly and also in one direction. Remember this is a cake batter and not idly/dosa/pancake batter where you stir vigorously on all directions :) Be genteel!!!
  • Grease your bundt pan, i used my mini bundt pan for baking this beauty. Pour the batter till 3/4 th of the pan. I got about 2-3 tbsp of batter excess, which i baked into a muffin. Tap the pan  for the batter to settle well.
  • Preheat the oven to 170C, bake the bundt for about 40-45 minutes. The muffin took just 25 minutes to bake. 
  • Remove the pan from the oven, let it cool for 5 minutes, run a blunt knife around the cake, remove it onto a wire rack. Let it cool completely.
For the Glaze
  • Mix together sugar, rose syrup and water together to get a thick pour-able glaze. Spread on the cake and sprinkle some toasted coconut. Cut and serve. 
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Here is the list of Strange but good- weird flavor combinations we baked 

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  1. I can imagine how your kitchen must have smelled so tropical and floral when baking this cake. How wonderful!

  2. What an aromatic and delicious flavor combo!

  3. Oh! Now I HAVE to bake something with rose syrup. My kitchen needs this perfume.

  4. Oh Priyava, your kitchen must have smelled soooo good! Love the rose flavour (normally I combine it with chocolate ;-) ) and your way of adding coco... sounds like coming to the One Thousand and One nights stories :-) Really beautiful cake!

  5. I love the coconut in the desserts, and I think that rose syrup it´s a great ingredient to mix with it!!

  6. This cake sounds absolutely heavenly! When I was thinking of flavors to use this month rose water was one of my first ideas but I decided to go another way.

  7. Your cake sounds absolutely wonderful! When I was coming up with ideas for my cake this month rose water was one of the first flavors that came to mind.

  8. What an elegant pairing! I think this just sounds absolutely lovely...and I would love to try it sometime soon! :)

  9. I want my kitchen to smell like roses every time I open the refrigerator. What a lovey cake.

  10. I love coconut n rose syrup flavour cake, nice recipe priya

  11. What a gorgeous cake! I love using rose in baking, it's such a delightfully elegant flavor. Coconut sounds like a wonderful pairing :)

  12. I've baked with these flavours before and loved them. Never found them strange though. Your cake looks very nice. Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas

  13. I have bottled rose syrup but I can only imagine how wonderful homemade must be. I love the two flavors that you combined to make your bundt and it looks amazing.

  14. Such a beautiful cake! I have used rose syrup when making whipped cream and I really liked it. I bet it tastes fantastic in and on your cake!

  15. This cake is beautiful and sounds delicious! I love the addition of rose in it.

  16. you've inspired me to bake with rose syrup. thank you, my dear.


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