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Persian cup cakes ( Cake Yazdi)

This is Persian style rosewater muffins (cup cakes). A midly cupcake, that is truly a delightful dessert. These muffins called ‘ cake Yazdi’ that takes its name after the Yazd an ancient city in central Iran. To Iranians cake Yazdi is what Madeleine cake aer to the French.

Yazd is an ancient city in Iran and is recognised as a world Heritage site by UNESCO. Yazd is well known for its special architecture and its nickname is ‘ wind catcher’ . Also this city is well known

for having its Zoroastrian ancient fire temple, Qanat (under ground water channels to transport water from water well to surface for irrigation and drinking), Yakhchal ( yakh meaning ice and chaal meaning pit) is an ancient type of evaporative cooler, it used to create ice in the winter and store it in the summer time.




2 ½ cups plain flour

3 eggs

2/3 cup plain yogurt

1 cup sugar

2/3 cup oil

2 tbs rose water

½ tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp baking powder

1 ½ tsp cardamom powder

Sesame seeds, flaked chocolate

A pinch of salt




Preheat oven 170C.

In a large bowl beat eggs and sugar until thick and white. Then add oil and plain yogurt to the mixture and combine together. Add vanilla extract, rose water, baking powder, cardamom and salt and mix very well.

Then add flour and combine all ingredients together nicely. Scoop into the baking cups until 2/3 full. Sprinkle sesame seeds or flaked chocolate, .. .. Put the tray into the preheated oven and allow to bake for 20 minutes and until golden brown.


کیک یزدی

از کیک های خیلی محبوب در بین ایرانیان هست که نام خودش رو از شهر باستانی یزد گرفته. کیک یزدی نوعی مافین کیک هست

که با شیرینی ملایم و طعم گلاب و هل مزه ی فوق العاده خاصی رو داره.

یزد از شهر های باستانی هست که توسط سازمان یونسکو به عنوان یکی از میراث های جهانی ثبت شده است.

این شهر به چندین دلیل معروف هست یکی برای داشتن بادگیرهای معروفی که در کویر مورد استفاده قرار میگیره. معروفیت

دیگه ی یزد برای داشتن قدیمی ترین آتشگاه زرتشتیان – یخچال های باستانی برای تولید یخ در زمستان و استفاده در تابستان

.و ساخت قنات برای رسوندن آب از زیر زمین به سطح آب برای آبیاری زمین‌ها یا برای نوشیدن.


مواد لازم

دو پیمانه و نصف آرد معمولی

سه عدد تخم مرغ

دو سوم پیمانه ماست

یک پیمانه شکر

دو سوم پیمانه روغن مایع

دو ق غ گلاب قمصر کاشان

نصف ق چ عصاره ی وانیل

دو ق چ بیکینگ پودر

یک و نیم ق چ پودر هل

کمی نمک

مقداری کنجد یا شکلات خرد شده برای روی کیک ها


طرز تهیه

فر را روی حرارت 170 درجه ی سانتیگراد گرم کنید.

در یک کاسه ی بزرگ تخم مرغ ها را با شکر مخلوط کنید تا مایعی غلیظ و سفید رنگ شود. سپس روغن و ماست را

بیفزایید و با هم مخلوط کنید. عصاره ی وانیل – گلاب – بیکینگ پودر – پودر هل و نمک را نیز اضافه کنید و همه ی مواد

را هم بزنید. در آخر آرد را الک کرده و به مخلوط بالا بیفزایید و به آرامی هم بزنید. مایع آماده شده را درون قالب کیک

. -(  بریزید ( به اندازه ی دوسوم قالب را پر کنید

.روی مایع کیک ها دانه های کنجد یا شکلات خرد شده ریخته و داخل فر قرار داده تا به مدت بیست دقیقه بپزند.



Hello everyone, my name is Rozina. I am Iranian with Azerbaijani roots. I was raised in Iran but I am living in Scotland. I am passionate about cooking and preparing meals for my family and friends. I tell them the story behind the meal, the pronunciation of their Iranian name and the spices that used in Persian cuisine. I am an archaeologist, photographer, a cooking teacher, and very interested to introduce Persian and Azerbaijani meals, desserts and beverages to people from different cultures, as I love to try food from all over the world. Iranian cuisine is a combination of rice with meat ( chicken, beef, lamb, fish, turkey), nuts, fruits, dried and fresh herbs and vegetables. Iranian food is a celebration of flavor, colour and spices such as: saffron, cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, dried rose petals, dried limes, cumin, .... I share my recipes in Farsi/English along with step by step photos of preparation. I take all my own pictures. I have learned my traditional Persian and Azerbaijani recipes from my lovely mother, and she has learned from her mother. Over the years, I have experimented and learned more recipes. Some of my recipes are a fusion Western and Middle Eastern cuisine. Some are forgotten from Persian cooking tables and I try with posting and sharing those ones, to preserve them. All my recipes and pictures are property of rozinaspersiankitchen. I would be pleased if you would mention my site if you wish to use any of them. So, if you are interested to know about Persian /Azerbaijani food taste, you can try my website. I will be glad to hear your ideas about my recipes. :) Thank you for visiting my website.

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