Dianthus Dessert Cake

Pink Rosé Dianthus Wine Cake- #Recipe in Bloom

We can enjoy our garden with more than just our eyes.  Let’s use dianthus in this delicious Pink Rosé Wine Cake! It’s Delicious and flower filled!

Dianthus are easy to grow- and they come in lots of colors- as a child- I thought carnations (a form of dianthus) smelled good enough to eat- and it’s true- their slightly sweet natural taste is a great addition to this dessert cake! Dianthus blooms can be used as garnish too… to make the presentation even more flowery!

Dianthus Petals Inside!

Using Flower Petals from Dianthus- you can create this lovely dessert cake!

Pink Rosé Wine Cake


1/2 cup Butter (I prefer President salted butter) Softened

3/4 cup of Organic Kane Sugar

1 1/2 cups Organic White Flour (you may substitute Organic whole wheat for a more robust cake)

1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Pink Himalayan Salt – finely ground

2 Large Eggs

2 Teaspoons Organic Vanilla Extract

2/3 Cup Rosé Wine

1 1/2 Cups Marinated Cherries (you may substitute Fresh Michigan Cherries when available)

1/2 Cup Fresh Organic Dianthus Petals (remove the calyx- and separate petals- using Colorful Petals will enhance the cake’s appearance) – Reserve a few perfect Dianthus blossoms for garnish

Dianthus Petals are Sweet Edibles

J grew these Dianthus petals in the garden to ensure they are edible and organic!


1. Preheat oven to 350˚F – Line a 9 inch pie plate or cake pan with parchment paper and coat with non-stick spray (I prefer Organic Avocado Oil Spray or Organic Coconut Oil Spray)

2. Combine Butter and Sugar in a mixing bowl- and mix until light and fluffy – about 3-5 Minutes

3. Add eggs one at time to mixture- making sure each egg is fully incorporated before adding the next egg.

4. Add Vanilla to Butter/Sugar/Egg Mixture- until all are fully incorporated.

5. Combine Flour, Baking Soda and Baking Powder, and Salt in a separate bowl-  and mix together to ensure distribution- gently fold dianthus petals into flower mixture- carefully to be sure they are not damaged.

6. Combine Flour Mixture and Wine into Butter mixture- adding 1/3 of each at a time- while mixing… when all items are combined- turn off the mixture and fold in the Cherries.

7. Pour batter into bake on center rack of 350˚F Oven until toothpick comes out clean- when place into the center of the cake- approximately 45 minutes.

8. Remove Parchment and serve warm- garnish with Dianthus Blooms. Rosé infused Whipped Cream is another wonderful addition. Cake can be stored for 3-4 days!