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Swedish Saffron Cake


200 gr butter
1/2 gr saffron
2 eggs
1/5 cups sugar
3/5 cups milk
3/5 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
butter and breadcrumbs for preparing the baking pan
To decorate (optional): icing sugar, flaked almonds, or both

  • To prepare a baking pan, grease the surface and sprinkle it with breadcrumbs.
  • Preheat the oven to 175 °C (345 °F).
  • Melt the butter and let it cool. Add the saffron by stirring it in after grinding the strands of saffron with 1 tablespoon of the sugar in a pestle and mortar.
  • In a bowl, mix the sugar and eggs until they are fluffy and pale yellow in colour.
  • Fill the bowl with the milk and saffron butter, then stir the mixture together.
  • Mix the baking powder and flour. Then, carefully stir the flour mixture into the bowl with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking pan and bake it for 45 minutes. Until l it will get a little bit of colour on top.
  • After 45 min takes the cake from the oven, and let it cool in the pan while setting. When serving, flip it upside down onto a plate.
  • Top it off by sprinkling it with icing sugar or flaked almonds, or both. And now it's ready to eat.