Persian Love Cake (Eggless)

Persian Love Cake (Eggless)
Persian Love Cake (Eggless)
LOVEly cake filled with Love made with Love With enchanting ingredients like cardamom, rose water, rose petals, saffron and fresh orange juice, how can anyone resist this sweet temptation?  
For Cake:
All purpose Flour(Maida)- 1.5 cup
Baking Powder- 1 teaspoon
Salt- A pinch
Baking Soda- 1/2 teaspoon
Curd/Yogurt- 4 tablespoon+ 1 tablespoon water
Vinegar- 1 tablespoon 
Sugar- 3/4th cup
Oil- 1/2 cup
Orange juice- 1/2 cup (fresh juice)
Rose water- 1teaspoon
Green Cardamom- 6-7 (Only seeds, lightly crushed)
Saffron strands- 15-20 strands dissolved in 1 tablespoon warm milk

For Garnishing the Cake: Pista slivers, Dried Rose Petals and some Pomegranate Arils.

I wanted to make Mini Cakes hence I have used four cake pans of 4" each. With the above mentioned ingredients I got four cakes of 4" in diameter and approximately 1" in height.

Start by preheating the Oven at 180*C.
Prepare the cake pans by greasing them with oil or butter and dusting them with flour or else you can generously spray non-stick spray too. I prefer spraying them with non stick spray.

Meanwhile Mix and sift twice All purpopse flour,baking powder and salt.

Mix well Sugar and Oil.
Add in orange juice, rose water and saffron milk mix.

Whisk the yogurt with water and add vinegar. Add in baking soda. The mix will start frothing.

Now mix everything together- yogurt mix, oil mix, crushed cardamom seeds and sieved flour mix.

Mix well by using a hand blender or Stand Mixer's Whip attachment.
Do not overbeat.
If you feel that the batter is towards thicker side adjust it by adding 1-2 tablespoon of milk. The batter should be of dropping consistency.

Pour the batter into the prepared pans.
They should be 1/2 to 2/3 full.
Do not overfill them.

Tap the pans 2-3 times for the batter to settle down evenly and to remove any air bubbles.

Place the pans in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes at 180*C.

After that check by doing Toothpick test. Insert a toothpick in the cake, if it comes out clean they are done, if you see some batter is still sticking to the toothpick place them again in the oven.

Once baked, take them out and allow them to cool down completely before doing any frosting.

For Glaze:
Castor Sugar- 1 cup
Orange Juice- 2-3 tablespoon 

Mix them both with the help of a hand mixer till they are well combined.
(You can use Icing Sugar also in place of castor sugar)
How to Decorate:
Pour glaze all over the top of the cooled cake and allow the excess glaze to drip down the sides of the cake.
Sprinkle chopped Pistachios, Rose petals and Pomegranate arils all over the top of the cake to garnish.
Serve with Love and have a super Lovely time with your loved ones!!!