This is the only Persian Love Cake recipe you'll ever need. The fusion of rose and cardamom creates an irresistible cake - perfect for any celebration!
Love Cake: Step 1
Cream butter, sugar, eggs and yogurt. Using the whisk attachment introduces air, resulting in a fluffier cake compared to the paddle attachment.
Love Cake: Step 2
Whisk in cardamom, vanilla, and rose water. Fresh seeds from cardamom pods offer a potent and aromatic flavour profile.
Love Cake: Step 3
Add flour, almond meal, and baking soda and whisk. Opt for almond meal over almond flour; its slightly coarser texture adds depth to the cake’s taste.
Love Cake: Step 4
Use the leftover butter from the wrapper to grease a 6-inch cake pan. Then, line it with parchment paper.
Love Cake: Step 5
Gently, pour the batter into the prepared pan. Then, use a spatula to gently level the top. Send to bake in a preheated oven.
Love Cake: Step 6
As soon as the cake is done baking, swiftly remove it from the pan to prevent overcooking. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Love Cake: Step 7
Once cooled, gently level the top with a serrated knife or cake leveller to create an even surface.
Cake Glaze and Decoration: Step 1
Start by combining powdered sugar, rose water, and milk in a mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly until you achieve a smooth thick consistency.
Cake Glaze and Decoration: Step 2
Gently pour the prepared glaze bit by bit over the cake. This ensures a thorough and even coating.
Cake Glaze and Decoration: Step 3
Sprinkle dried roses and petals around the border. Follow with another border of crushed pistachios to finish the cake.
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