French Style Almond Saffron Cake – Eat With Your Eyes


Ingredients: cup milk,1/2 teaspoon saffron,2 cups all purpose flour,1 teaspoon baking powder,1/2 teaspoon baking soda,of salt,1 cup butter- room temperature,7 ounces tube almond paste (not marzipan)/ 8 oz can almond paste,1 cup confectioners sugar,5 large eggs,8 ounces sour cream,1 Zest of orange

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour 2 (8 inch) round cake pans and set aside.
  2. Heat milk on medium heat, add orange zest and saffron, bring to a gentle simmer and take off heat.
  3. Let cool.
  4. Sift flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder.
  5. Using a stand mixer cream butter and almond paste for 5 minutes. I cut up the almond paste to smaller pieces and added to mixer.
  6. Add confectioners sugar and beat till fluffy.
  7. Add in eggs, one at a time.
  8. Add in flour and sour cream alternately.
  9. Gently pour in saffron mixture and mix well.
  10. Divide batter between both prepared pans and bake for 30/40 minutes, test for doneness with a cake tester. I baked mined for 40 minutes.
  11. Serve with berries or dusted with confectioners sugar.


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