Golden saffron cake

Yield: 10 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 tablespoon Butter,softened
⅔ cup Non-fat milk
1 teaspoon Saffron threads
1⅓ cup Cake flour
1¾ cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Baking soda
¼ cup Thawed frozen non-fat Egg substitute
2 tablespoons Rose water
1½ teaspoon Vanilla
¾ cup Water
1 tablespoon Chopped pistachio nuts

Brush 9" cake pan with butter. Combine 2 tablespoons non-fat milk and saffron threads in small saucepan. Heat and stir just to simmering.

Remove from heat. Sift together cake flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Stir together saffron mixture, remaining non-fat milk, egg substitute, rose water and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Quickly stir into dry ingredients just until blended. Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 375'F. about 15 minutes or until wood pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool 5 minutes. Combine remaining ¾ cup sugar and water in small saucepan. Heat to simmering. Simmer 5 minutes. Stir in remaining ½ teaspoon vanilla.

With skewer, poke holes evenly over entire surface of cake. Spoon syrup evenly over top of cake. Sprinkle with pistachios. Cut into diamond-shaped pieces, baklava-style.

NOTE: If desired, use 1 large egg in place of ¼ cup egg substitute.

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