Saffron spiced narangi cake

Saffron spiced narangi cake

This  beautiful cake is very simple to make , yet it is very aromatic with saffron and the zest and juice of desi oranges Narangi  . I had a small box of saffron that I brought from the souk (spice market) in Dubai that was totally forgotten till I decided to pair with some Narangi ‘s in hand.

Narangi is from citrous  family with a thinner skin unlike oranges and a wonderful sweet and tangy taste .It paired delightfully with saffron in this humble cake . It’s an eggless cake moistened with yogurt and butter. Let get to the recipe now .


Saffron drip

1 cup orange juice

2 tbsp sugar

few saffron strands

Boil till it reduces to half and gets syrup like consistency.

Dry ingredients

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup APF

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda 

pinch salt

sieve everything together twice and keep aside .

Wet ingredients 

1/2 cup raw sugar powdered 

1/3 cup narangi juice

1/4 cup oil ( non fragrant) 

1 cup yogurt 

Beat everything well with a hand blender .

Add 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 

add 1 tsp narangi zest 

Mix  the dry ingredients to wet in small batches .Add more orange juice if required to get the desired cake batter consistency  

Bake at 175 c for 35-40 min till toothpick comes out clean .

Cool the cake on the rack for10 min hen drizzle with saffron drip while it’s warm .

slice when completely cooled .