This light yet moist fruit cake keeps really well and the sweet perfumed aroma that the saffron provides goes well with the buttery dried fruit. The method is also easier than most cake recipes so you'll want to make this again and again. It has a wonderful mood lifting other worldly after taste and is an absolute winner! There is no substitute for saffron, its flavour is unique. (I buy mine on ebay at a fraction of the cost) If you haven't got any then add a few drops of natural almond extract and 2 oz chopped walnuts to make an equally delicious everyday cake.