This delightful syrup cake is a super moist cake with a delicate blend of cardamom and orange blossom.. A Perfect, light, sweet cake with soft texture.Sometimes it’s called baklava cake, perhaps due to lozenge cut of cake.
I bet once you taste this cake, it would be your forever favourite one cake. For making syrup you might be use either rose water or orange blossom. I have tried with both of them and should tell, both are lovely.
Golden syrup cake
3 cups (600g) plain flour
1 cup (200g) sugar
1 cup milk
1 cup (200ml) soft butter
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp cardamom
1 tbsp plain yogurt
¼ tsp salt
4 tsp saffron water
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup (100ml) water
3 cups (600g) sugar
½ cup rose water or orange blossom
½ fresh lemon
2 tsp saffron water
Preheat the oven to 175C. Grease baking tray with butter. Set aside.
Crack 5 eggs in mixer bowl. Add sugar and beat together until slightly fluffy. Add 2tsp saffron water and butter. Combine together.
Then add cardamom, salt, 1tsp vanilla extract and ½ cup milk. Mix all well. Add flour and baking powder to the egg mixture and combine all together for 2 minutes.finally add ½ cup of milk again.
Pour cake mixture in the baking tray. Now, to make the glazing top of the ckae, we need to crack last egg in a bowl. Add yogurt, 2 tsp saffron water, 1 tsp vanilla extract. Mix well and spread the mixture top of the cake.
Place it in the oven and bake it for 35-40 minutes.
While cake is baking, we prepare the syrup. In a pot with 100 ml water, add sugar, rose water or orange blossom, lemon juice and saffron water. Let it boil for 10 minutes, then turn off the heat and let it cool.
Once cake is ready, let it cool. Cut it into small pieces. Pour cold syrup top of the cake and let it soak for 2 hours.
Your delicate cake with amazing taste is ready to be served.