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Persian Love Cake

Method

  1. Pre heat the oven to 160°C
  2. Cream the caster sugar and soft butter until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the rosewater, ground cardamom and the beaten eggs 1 at a time. Add a spoonful of ground almonds after each egg to stop the mix splitting.
  4. Add the baking powder to the flour, chopped pistachios and the rest of the ground almonds.
  5. Add the zest and juice of 1 orange to the egg mix.
  6. Add the flour and mix slowly into to the egg mix to form a nice loose cake mix.
  7. Pour the mix into a buttered spring base cake tin and bake for 40 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, make the orange frosting by mixing the icing sugar, rosewater and orange juice and zest.
  9. Once the cake has been cooked and cooled. Drizzle the top with the frosting to make it look super classy. Top with chopped pistachios and dried rose petals.