Recipe courtesy of
Episode: Coffee Break
Total:
3 hr
Active:
30 min
Yield:
One 9-inch cake
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Cake:
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 8 2/3 ounces evaporated cane juice (sugar)
  • 1/3 cup medium ground cornmeal
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch saffron (10 to 12 threads)
  • 1 cup Greek olive oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped pistachios
  • 1/2 teaspoon flaked sea salt, such as Maldon
Honey Saffron Syrup:
  • 1 cup evaporated cane juice (sugar)
  • Pinch saffron (10 to 12 threads)
  • 1/4 cup honey

Directions

For the cake: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease or line a 9-inch loaf pan or 9-inch round cake pan with parchment.

Combine the flour, evaporated cane juice, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt and saffron threads in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together to distribute evenly. Make a well in the center and add the olive oil, milk, sour cream and egg. Starting in the center, break the egg yolks with a whisk and slowly whisk in a circle drawing in more dry ingredients. Continue whisking until all the wets and dries have been well combined. Use a spatula to gently fold the batter and make sure there are no flour spots. Pour the batter into the greased pan. Top with the pistachios and sprinkle with sea salt.

Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour.

For the syrup: Meanwhile, combine 1 cup water, the sugar and saffron in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and then turn down the heat to simmer for 8 minutes. Stir in honey and simmer again for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.

When the cake is done, poke evenly distributed holes in the cake using a skewer or fork. Pour the syrup over the cake and let it sit until room temperature. Remove from the pan and place on a cooling rack to cool completely.

Cook's Note

This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

More from:

Sweet Recipes

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Black Sesame Sweet Tofu

Recipe courtesy of Kyotofu

Cake Batter Blondie Bars

Recipe courtesy of Dorothy Kern

Molten Chocolate Cakes with Raspberry Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Brian Boitano

Saffron Rice Cakes

Recipe courtesy of Brian Boitano

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Man Fire Food

7:30am | 6:30c

Man Fire Food

8:30am | 7:30c

Man Fire Food

9:30am | 8:30c

Vinny & Ma Eat America

10:30am | 9:30c

Vinny & Ma Eat America

11:30am | 10:30c

Vinny & Ma Eat America

12:30pm | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Carnival Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Carnival Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Carnival Eats

5:30pm | 4:30c

Chopped

6pm | 5c

Chopped

7pm | 6c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Chopped

8pm | 7c

Chopped

9pm | 8c

Chopped

10pm | 9c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Chopped

12am | 11c

Chopped

1am | 12c

Chopped

2am | 1c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c