Saffron Cake

Saffron Cake Recipe

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For best results, let the saffron and boiling water steep overnight, resulting in a lovely shade of yellow.

Use a 13x9x2-inch pan.

I hope you will enjoy this quick and easy to make, cake with a subtle floral flavor. It is lovely served with a dusting of icing sugar and a hot cup of tea.


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5 Min
50 Min


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    butter + flour for preparing pan
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    1 cup boiling water + 1/4 oz saffron threads (mixed together night before)
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    3 large eggs
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    2 cups white sugar
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    1 cup butter, softened
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    3 cups white flour
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    3 teaspoons baking powder
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    1/2 tsp salt
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    1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
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    1 1/2 cups golden raisins
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    icing sugar for dusting

How to Make Saffron Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease and flour the cake pan and set aside until needed.
  3. Mix the eggs, sugar and butter until creamy.
  4. In a small bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon (if using), mix well.
  5. Now slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, alternating with the saffron water, mixing well.
  6. Next add the golden raisins and stir just until combined.
  7. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 50 - 60 minutes. Check cake in your preferred manner and place on a baking rack to cool.

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About Saffron Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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