Saffron Fruit Cake

Recipe by robd16
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and grease a square cake pan, lining the bottom with greaseproof paper.
  • In a pestle and mortar, grind the saffron with some of the sugar (you get the best yellow colour that way), alternatively, soak in 2tbsp of boiling hot water.
  • Bring the dried fruit to the boil in a pan of water, once boiling point is reached, turn off the heat and drain the fruit well using a sieve. Return to the pan and add the butter until it has melted perhaps over a low heat if necessary.
  • Add the saffron (including water if soaking method used) sugar and eggs and mix thoroughly then sift in the flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Mix well but do not over work the mixture then pour into the cake pan.
  • Bake for 30mins or until browned on top, then reduce heat to 160C/300F, cover with foil and bake for a further 20 minutes.
  • Allow to cool for 15 minutes before turning out to cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Now thats special.