Wednesday, January 18, 2012


 I really enjoy taking out some time from my schedule to bake a deep dark chocolate cake but ones in a while I like to try something different and so I came across this beautiful recipe of a Persian love cake.This cake instigates a perfect idea of romance having warm flavours of cardamom,saffron,roasted pistachios and roses.


For the Cake-
1 cup cake flour
¾ cup castor sugar

1 ½ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

3 eggs(sepreated)
6 tbsp water
¼ cup oil
1 tsp lemon peel
¼ cardamom powder

For the frosting-
2 ½ cups whip cream

Pinch of saffron

Rose syrup(to taste)

10-15 roasted crushed pistachios

For the cake-

Preheat the oven to 325F.Butter an 8 inch diameter cake pan and line it with parchment paper.

Sift all the dry ingredients in a bowl i.e flour,baking powder,cardamom powder,salt and half the castor sugar.

Whisk all the the wet ingredients i.e the yolks,water,oil,lemon peel(grated).

Mix well the wet ingredients in the dry ingredient bowl.

In another bowl,whisk the egg whites with the remaining half of sugar until fluffy.

Fold in the egg whites in cake batter.

Pour in the batter in the prepared dish and bake it for 25 mins or until the skewer when inserted comes clean.
For the frosting-
Whip the cream till it forms peaks.
While whipping the cream add some of the rose syrup till the cream turns a little baby pink in color and tastes of roses.
When the cake is cooled,frost the cake with whipped cream.
Garnish with saffron strands,roasted chopped pistachios,rose petals(optional),I had silver balls in hand so I added them too.



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