Persian Love Cake

We highly recommend the Turmeric & Saffron blog if you are interested in delving into Persian cuisine. Blogger Azita Mehran shares engaging and personal stories about Persian food and culture. We also thoroughly enjoy her dependable, inventive and delicious recipes.

One of her particularly special creations is Persian Love Cake. Her post about this cake is accompanied by a beautiful and touching tribute to her father. This traditional cake is usually created in the style of a chiffon cake. Azita’s recipe is a healthier and gluten free version that is incredibly flavorful. The cake brings a brightness to your taste buds with rose water, lime, and lime zest. The addition of cardamom and nuts are an excellent counter to the sweetness. The balance of sweet and savory in this cake is just right.

The final result is an impressive cake that is a wonderful centerpiece to any dessert table. Seek out the optional rose petals to sprinkle on top, as the look is spectacular with this recommended addition. Speaking from experience, this cake is easy to prepare requiring very little kitchen equipment. This is fortunate, because your friends and family will be asking you to make it over and over again.

You can find rose water in most Asian and Indian groceries, and at most natural food stores as well. Rose petals are available in bulk at herbal stores, or you can purchase them online. Here they are at Starwest Botanicals site. 

Stop by Turmeric & Saffron for the recipe.

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