Persian Love Cake

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup semolina
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground saffron
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp rosewater
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1/2 cup slivered pistachios

Syrup

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp rosewater

Instructions

  1. Mix all of the cake ingredients together, except for pistachios.
  2. Pour the batter into a greased cake pan & sprinkle the pistachios on top.
  3. Bake for 50 minutes at 350.
  4. With a straw, poke about 20 holes in the cake while it is still warm.
  5. Bring all of the syrup ingredients to a boil & simmer for 2 minutes.
  6. Pour the syrup over the cake. Let the cake soak & cool for an hour.
  7. Decorate with additional slivered pistachios, orange zest, or rose petals if desired.

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