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How to Make Persian Love Cake

Create a beautiful and delicious cake that is sure to please any dessert lover! Almond flour, rose water and cardamom come together to create a simple to make, but exotic tasting dessert.  Learn How to Make Persian Love Cake in your very own kitchen.
Persian Love Cake on a white plate with a piece cut out of it.

Create a beautiful and delicious cake that is sure to please any dessert lover! Almond flour, rose water and cardamom come together to create a simple to make, but exotic tasting dessert.  Learn How to Make Persian Love Cake in your very own kitchen following these easy recipe instructions.

Overhead photo of Persian Love Cake

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What do I need to make Perisan Love Cake?

While this cake is fairly simple to make, it does require planning ahead for some of the ingredients listed. Rose water and edible rose petals are not typical ingredients in a pantry, unless you are an avid baker and they are not always carried at a regular grocery store. I ordered both from Amazon and they were fairly inexpensive. The rose water can also be found in the beauty sections of health food stores, Whole Foods, or your local co-op.Of course, the rose petals are optional, but they make the cake look so pretty!

  • Butter
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Lemon Juice
  • Rose Water
  • Vanilla Extract
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Almond Flour
  • Cardamom
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Pistachios
  • Almonds
  • Edible Rose Petals

Ingredients for Persian Love Cake with Measurements in overlay text.

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How do I make the Persian Love Cake?

This gorgeous cake looks like it might be complicated to make. However, it comes together rather easily with just a few simple steps.

Step 1: Make the Cake Batter

Start off by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Then, grease an 8” round cake pan and set aside. Then, using an electric mixer, add the following ingredients into a bowl: the butter, vegetable oil, eggs and sugar and beat about 2-3minutes until light and fluffy.

Next, add in the lemon juice and zest, the vanilla extract and rose water. Turn the speed to low and then add the flour, the almond flour, the cardamom, the baking powder and the salt until just mixed.

Step 2: Bake the Cake and Cool Completely

Pour the batter into the prepared greased cake pan. Bake for approximately 35 minutes or until light brown and when a knife or cake tester is inserted into the cake and it comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool completely on a wire rack before preparing the glaze.

Cake on a wire cooling rack with garnishes beside it.

Step 3: Prepare the Cake Glaze

Combine the powdered sugar, whole milk and rose water into a microwave safe bowl and whisk to completely combine ingredients.Microwave for 20 seconds and immediately pour onto the cooled cake. Lastly, add the crushed pistachios, almonds and rose petals.

Note: The glaze sets quickly so the garnishes may not be set within the glaze, unless put on quickly.

Side view of Persian Love Cake with glaze dripping over edge of cake.

Step 4: Serve and Enjoy the Persian Love Cake!

Slice the cake with a sharp knife, serve and enjoy! 

Overhead shot of Persian Love Cake with a slice cut out of it and a piece on a white plate on the side with a gold fork on the plate.

 

*Recipe Adapted recipe from Broma Bakery (https://bromabakery.com/persian-love-cake-cardamom-rose-almond-cake/)

Persian Love Cake on a white plate with a piece cut out of it.

Persian Love Cake

Create a beautiful and delicious cake that is sure to please any dessert lover! Almond flour, rose water and cardamom come together to create a simple to make, but exotic tasting dessert.  Learn How to Make Persian Love Cake in your very own kitchen.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Persian
Keyword: Persian Love Cake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 333kcal

Ingredients

For the cake:

For The Glaze:

  • 1 ½ cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp rose water
  • 2 tbsp whole milk can use 2%

For Garnish:

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Grease an 8” round cake pan.
  • Using an electric mixer, add the following ingredients into a bowl; the butter, vegetable oil, eggs and sugar and beat about 2-3minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Then add in the lemon juice and zest, the vanilla extract and rose water.
  • Turn the speed to low and then add the flour, the almond flour, the cardamom, the baking powder and the salt until just mixed.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared greased cake pan.
  • Bake for approximately 35 minutes or until light brown and when a knife or cake tester is inserted into the cake and it comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely before preparing the glaze.

For the glaze:

  • Combine the powdered sugar, whole milk and rose water into a microwave safe bowl and whisk to completely combine ingredients.
  • Microwave for 20 seconds and immediately pour onto the cooled cake.
  • Lastly, add the crushed pistachios, almonds and rose petals. (the glaze sets quickly so the garnishes may not be set within the glaze)

Notes

*I purchased this Rose Water from Amazon. The rose water can also be found in the beauty sections of health food stores, Whole Foods, or your local co-op.
*I also purchased these Rose Petals from Amazon for garnish.
*Recipe Adapted recipe from Broma Bakery (https://bromabakery.com/persian-love-cake-cardamom-rose-almond-cake/)

Nutrition

Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 349IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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