Rose and raspberry cake

Berries everywhere! The market is flooded with all kinds of berries. This is the best time to use berries as they come in fresh and sweet. They tend to get mushy and spoil in a short time, so I made a simple jam with some berries and made a cake with layers of raspberries.

A slice of rose and raspberry cakeIt seems perfectly natural that rose and raspberry should make a perfect paring. After tasting this cake I strongly appreciate their compatibility.

rose and raspberry cakeIngredients for cake

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1  tsp rose essence
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk

Rose syrup

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp rose essence

Boil water and sugar adding rose essence.

Mixed berry jam

  • 1 cup mixed berries – black berries, strawberries and raspberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Place mixed berries in a pan and add sugar. Bring it to a boil on medium heat and smash the mixture and make a simple jam with berries. While boiling it gets watery, but on cooling it solidifies to jam consistency.


  • 1 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • few drops of raspberry juice to colour (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Grease two 8xinch pans.
  3. In a bowl, cream together the sugar and butter.
  4. Beat in the eggs then stir in the vanilla and rose essence with an electric whisk.
  5. Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  6. Finally whisk in the milk until batter is smooth.
  7. Pour batter into the two prepared pans.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes in the preheated oven.
  9. Cake is done when a tooth pick inserted in the center come out clean.

A lighter texture can be achieves by replacing 3 tbsp of cornstarch in all-purpose flour. (I read it somewhere but did not use it in this cake…may be next time!) Buttermilk can be used instead of milk.


  1. When the cake is cooled, cut the domes on top of the cakes.
  2. Place one cake on a plate and add rose syrup on it to soak.
  3. Spread a layer of berry jam and some raspberries.
  4. Place frosting on it and spread it.
  5. Invert the 2nd cake upside down and soak in rose syrup.
  6. Spread frosting on it, place a fondant rose and some raspberries to decorate.

When baked, this cake absorbs syrup readily without poking it. It is made moist by pouring rose syrup and spreading jam on it.

Collages6This layered cake with raspberries and soaked in great flavors is quite enticing! It lures us with its delicate aroma and a strong berry presence.

Rose and raspberry cakeIf you have never tried cakes with rose flavor and raspberries combined, this is a good cake to start! It reminds me of the smell in a summer gardens filled with swaying roses. This soft fruity cake will make an amazing dessert. Great for parties!

I am heading over to Fiesta Friday #71 to party with Angie and co hosts Laurie @ ten.times.tea and Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook. It is time to have some fun and enjoy a ton of lovely food!



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27 Responses to Rose and raspberry cake

  1. This much be such an aromatic cake with with a riot of flavours from the berries. Looks delicious. 🙂

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  2. sarahjmir says:

    oooh what a perfect combo!

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  3. Jhuls says:

    I’ve been seeing so much desserts with rose water or essence. As I haven’t tried it, I am so curious about the taste of the baked goodies. This sounds very aromatic and it’s so pretty. I’d love a slice, please? 😀 Happy FF! xx

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  4. Looks delicious! Will try it sometime, thanks for sharing 🙂

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  5. Wow, it’s a beautiful cake, I should make it!


  6. Wow, beautiful cake ….you are tempting me!

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  7. I love Raspberry and Rose together! 🙂 I made a cake with Rose and Raspberry flavours too and can attest to how beautiful those flavours are together! I absolutely love how beautiful and delicious this cake looks… those fresh raspberries are definitely a winner!

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  8. What a beautiful cake, looks delicious with all those berries! I would have never thought of combining raspberries with rose water, but it seems like it would be a lovely flavour combination.

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  9. tentimestea says:

    I really like floral flavours in baking, and together with raspberries it sounds just perfect 🙂 What a charming cake with the lovely jam and whipped cream, tinted such a delicate shade of pink!

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  10. Padma says:

    Delicious cake with full of aroma…never thought of a floral aroma in a cake!!…Great idea..will try it when I bake next time:)

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  11. Mmmm yum looks scrum x

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  12. Namrata says:

    cake cream and berries, you got all that right! Am sure it tasted wonderful. It certainly looks so 🙂


  13. coconutcraze says:

    Every time I opened the cake box, it was the smell that attracted me. Thank you, Namrata for stopping by and the lovely words!


  14. Loretta says:

    What a beautiful cake, wonderful flavors, beautiful rose essence and fresh raspberries, what could be better this time of year? I love the addition of the rose essence, it had to give it a unique flavor.


  15. coconutcraze says:

    It was a delicate flavour yet very special! 🙂


  16. Sophie33 says:

    A wonderful awesome filled vake, so special too! xxx
    You are certainly a very talented lady!


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