Thursday, March 17, 2016

Eggless - Saffron and Cardamom flavored Arabian Cake ~ Day 70

I was browsing through Pinterest and this recipe caught my eye.  I quickly went through the recipe and sure enough, I had all the needed ingredients and immediately started making it.  It is a simple, mildly sweet cake infused with rich and aromatic flavors of saffron and cardamom.  Can any dessert go wrong with this flavor combination?  Try and see.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6 to 8
Recipe source: Munatycooking

  • All-purpose flour - 1 cup
  • Corn starch - 1 tbsp
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Milk - 6 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
  • Saffron - 1/4 tsp
  • Yogurt - 1/4 cup
  • Sugar - 1 cup (original recipe calls for 6 tbsp, I added 2 tbsp more)
  • Melted butter - 2 tbsp
  • vegetable oil - 2 tbsp
  • Chopped nuts - for garnishing

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease and cake pan and set it aside.
  2. Add cardamom and saffron to milk and keep it aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, corn starch, and salt.  
  4. In another mixing bowl, beat yogurt, sugar, saffron milk, butter, and oil until sugar dissolves.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir gently.  Do not mix more than 10 - 15 seconds.
  6. Pour the mixture in a greased pan.  Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.  It took 30 minutes in my oven.
  7. Garnish with your choice of chopped nuts.


  1. Latha its amazing that you have been posting a recipe a day for over 3 months..just checked the list, and its awesome..I came over seeing how beautiful this cake looks..being eggless it gets bookmarked for sure..:)

    1. Thank you Srivalli! Nice to hear from you.


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