I’ve made a dessert recipe or two in my day (as you can probably imagine), and this strawberry hibiscus bundt cake with a lemon glaze shot up to the very top of my all-time favorite list almost instantly. It’s honestly that good of a homemade bundt cake recipe.

If you’re as obsessed with cake as me and want more yummy cake recipes, try this chocolate raspberry cake, this upside down cake (made with blueberries) and this lemon blueberry sheet pan cake (with lemon buttercream).

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Every part of the cake is made entirely from scratch, from the bundt cake itself to the hibiscus strawberry swirl, to the delightfully decadent lemon glaze.

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Simply follow all of the directions below to first prepare the strawberry swirl (the swirl is honestly the secret weapon of this recipe if you were to ask me) using a mix of dried hibiscus flowers, strawberry powder (or freeze dried strawberries), and sugar.

From there, it’s easy peasy to whip up the bundt cake and lemon glaze. When you put it all together, you end up with one hall of fame worthy cake indeed.

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Hibiscus Strawberry Bundt Cake

For a unique, divine strawberry bundt cake, try this recipe that's infused with hibiscus and has a creamy, tangy lemon glaze.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 16


For the hibiscus strawberry sugar swirl: 

  • 2 tbsp strawberry powder or freeze-dried strawberries
  • 1 tbsp dried hibiscus flowers
  • 4 tbsp sugar

For the bundt cake:

  • 1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup milk

For the lemon glaze: 

  • ½ cup powder sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp milk


  • To make the hibiscus strawberry sugar, place all the in the ingredients in a coffee grinder and pulse until finely ground. Set aside. 
  • To make the bundt cake, preheat oven to 350°F. 
  • Spray a 10-cup bundt pan with cooking spray. Set aside. 
  • In a bowl combine the flour and baking powder. 
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until smooth. 
  • Add the eggs and beat to combine. 
  • Add the vanilla extract and milk and beat until combined. 
  • Add the flour mixture and beat until incorporated. 
  • Pour ¼ of batter into the prepared bundt pan. 
  • Spread 1/3 of hibiscus strawberry sugar over batter. 
  • Repeat procedure twice, and top with remaining batter.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 45- 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 
  • Remove from the oven. 
  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then carefully invert onto rack and cool completely.
  • To make the glaze, stir all the ingredients in a small bowl. 
  • Pour the glaze onto cake. 
  • Let set for a few minutes before slicing and serving.


Calories: 263kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 4gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 134mgPotassium: 76mgFiber: 1gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 425IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Emma Kelly

Lover of smoosh faced dogs, cooking (of all kinds), spending as much time as I can in the garden (especially with homegrown veg and cut flowers), and diy’ing everything! Make sure to follow me on Pinterest for more easy meals, (mostly) healthy desserts and crave-worthy snacks. Learn more about me here.

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