Saffron Cake

Saffron has a lot of usage in baking industry. Among all the delicious sweets with saffron, saffron cake is the one that if you try once, you will definitely become a fan of it. This cake is great for any occasion from afternoon tea party to special wedding or birthday parties.

It has a soft and moist texture with heavenly aroma of saffron. You don’t need to use much saffron in your cake. Use quite a bit of that in your cake and you will get desired colour and taste!

In fact saffron mostly comes in thread form. The best way is to grind it into a powder and dissolve it in a hot liquid.

Some saffron cake’s recipes use milk in the batter and some of them not. If the recipe has milk dissolve the saffron in look warm milk and if it doesn’t, use hot water for this purpose.

The simple but delicious recipe of my saffron cake is so light and moist and definitely worth to try it! Below is the recipe for a tasty, moist, delicate and one of the most luxurious cake in the world. A piece of this cake will bring a smile to your face!

Ingredients for Saffron Cake

1 cup cake flour

1/2 cup almond flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

2/3 cup sugar

1/2 cup yogurt or sour cream

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

2 tsp ground cardamom

1/4 tsp ground saffron

2 tbsp rose water

Instruction

preheat the oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit. Dissolve the ground saffron in 1 tbsp hot water, set aside.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together all purpose flour, baking powder, cardamom and sieve.

Whisk the eggs and sugar until combined. Add sour cream and oil along with rose water and saffron.

Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients until just combined. Don’t over mix the batter.

Butter a 7 or 8 inch round cake tin and line with baking paper. Pour the batter into the cake tin and spread it evenly.

Bake for 40-45 minutes or inserting a toothpick and it comes out with a few crumbs.

Remove the cake from the oven, let it rest in the cake tin for 10 minutes. Remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack. You can also use saffron syrup or if you don’t want that much saffron flavour a simple syrup to drizzle on the top of your cake. Enjoy.

Why don’t you use natural and healthy spices and ingredients instead of chemicals for a perfect baking outcomes!

 

 

 

Birthday cake near me

Birthday Cake

When you have a birthday party the first thing that comes to your mind is birthday cake. Either you want to buy a cake or make it at home, There are several points worth consideration to make sure you are having the perfect cake.

The first point is the size of the cake. Whether you want to buy it or bake it at home, the number of the guests determine how big should be the cake. You can find serving sizes for different size of cake later in this blog. The second thing is your budget. A birthday cake can cost from $10 to over $150, so you decide how much you are willing to spend.

The next point is the bakery which you choose to buy the birthday cake from. Choose the bakery that you trust, with logical price and they care about using good quality materials, however some people don’t consider these points and they decide depending on the cake appearance only! You can easily google best birthday cake near me, see the result and check google review and rating as well as the Face book page of each result to see others opinion on that supplier.

The other points are type and flavor of the birthday cake. It is very important to choose a flavor that most guests like. It is best to go with the classic flavors like vanilla, chocolate, caramel and strawberry. All of these flavors can be matched with many other flavors.

The birthday cake can have different shapes. The most common and classic type is round cake. Here are the serving sizes for a round birthday cake:

6-inch round cake- 6-8 people

8-inch round cake- 10-14 people

10-inch round cake- 20-25 people

12-inch round cake-25- 35 people

14-inch round cake-35-45 people

16-inch round cake-45-55 people

One of the points that many people in fact are not attentive to, is about healthiness of cakes. There are many studies around showing edible and artificial colors are carcinogenics or causing hyper activeness with smaller kids. So one of the other points that worth attention in buying a birthday cake is healthiness and buying a cake that is attractive in terms of appearance, and at the same time delicious. If you are buying your birthday cake there are many options of  like chocolate garnished cakes, cakes with fruits or similar material that generally are healthier rather than colorful cakes with plenty amount of artificial colors.

If you are baking your cake yourself, to have a healthier cake you can lower the sugar level. Also you cam use a wide ranges of natural edible ingredients for decoration of your cake. Fruits, chocolate, flowers and many other natural material are some of the alternatives that you can use to have an elegant healthy birthday cake.