Pink Dragon Fruit Layer Cake

This Pink Dragon Fruit Layer Cake is a vibrant and exotic dessert that showcases the delightful flavors and colors of dragon fruit. With a base of buckwheat and coconut sponge, layers of raspberry chia jam, creamy dragon fruit mousse, and a delicate pink jelly, this cake is as visually stunning as it is delicious.


  • Sponge Cake:
    • 1 ⅓ cups buckwheat flour
    • ½ cup fine shredded coconut
    • ¾ tsp baking powder
    • ½ tsp baking soda
    • 1 tbsp pink pitaya powder
    • ¼ cup canned coconut cream
    • ⅛ cup water
    • ¼-½ cup light-colored sweetener (e.g., rice malt syrup or maple syrup)
    • ¼ cup beetroot juice
    • 3 tbsp aquafaba
  • Raspberry Chia Jam:
    • ¼ cup raspberries
    • 1 tbsp chia seeds
    • 1 tbsp light-colored sweetener
  • Dragon Fruit Mousse:
    • ¾ cup cashews (soaked overnight)
    • ¾ cup canned coconut cream
    • 3 tbsp light-colored sweetener
    • 1 tbsp pink pitaya powder
    • ½ tsp agar powder
  • Jelly:
    • 1 tsp agar powder
    • Water (sufficient to dissolve)
    • 3 tbsp light-colored sweetener
    • 1 tbsp pink pitaya powder


  1. Sponge Cake: Preheat the oven to 356°F (180°C). Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately, then combine. Whisk aquafaba until bubbly and fold into the batter. Pour into a lined 15cm cake tin, bake for 20 minutes, and let cool.
  2. Chia Jam Layer: Mash raspberries with chia seeds and sweetener, then spread over the cooled sponge.
  3. Dragon Fruit Mousse: Blend soaked cashews with half the coconut cream, sweetener, and pitaya powder. Heat remaining coconut cream with agar, combine with the cashew mixture, pour over sponge, and chill.
  4. Prepare Jelly: Simmer agar in water, add sweetener and pitaya powder, pour over set mousse. Chill until firm.
  5. To Serve: Remove from tin, slice, and garnish as desired.


  • Adjust the pink hue by varying the amount of pitaya powder.
  • Ensure a smooth mousse by blending the cashews thoroughly.
  • Garnish with fresh dragon fruit slices, edible flowers, or shredded coconut for an enhanced presentation.


  • Can I substitute another fruit for dragon fruit? Yes, you can use similar textured fruits like kiwi or berries, but the unique color might vary.
  • What can I use instead of agar powder? If agar is unavailable, gelatin can be used as an alternative, but the amounts and method may need adjustment.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Category: Dessert

Method: Baking

Cuisine: Fusion

Diet: Vegan


This Pink Dragon Fruit Layer Cake is a perfect celebration cake that combines health-conscious ingredients with a stunning presentation. It’s ideal for anyone looking to impress with a unique, flavorful, and visually appealing dessert. Enjoy crafting this beautiful creation that’s sure to be a conversation starter at any gathering!

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