Golden Saffron Orange Bundt Cake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
Orange cake recipe that is spiced up with saffron and turmeric. Super quick to whip up, this moist cake is a lovely dessert for all occasions!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 417.6 kcal
Author: Amira
  • 1 Tablespoon boiling water.
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads.
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric.
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk.
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice.
  • 1 Tablespoon orange zest.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder.
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
  • 2 1/4 1 1/8 cup unsalted butter.
  • 2 cups granulated sugar.
  • 3 large eggs.
  • 1 egg yolk large.
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar.
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice.
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons plain yogurt.
  • Optional: 1 cup chopped pistachios.
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 12 cup bundt pan with butter or spray with baking spray.
  2. In a cup mix saffron, turmeric and hot water together and let it steep for 15 minutes.
  3. Add buttermilk, vanilla, orange juice and zest to the saffron mixture and mix well.
  4. In a large bowl, combine in flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda
  5. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy and pale.
  6. Beat in eggs one by one then add the yolk.
  7. Add flour mixture alternating with saffron mixture mixing after each addition.*
  8. Pour batter into the bundt cake and bake for 50 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean
  9. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes in the pan then let it cool completely on a wire rack.
  10. Whisk glaze ingredients well then pour over the cake
  11. Decorate with some chopped pistachios.
Recipe Notes

* To avoid over-mixing, start and end with the flour mixture. With the last addition of flour mixture mix with a wooden spoon instead of your mixer.

Nutrition Facts
Golden Saffron Orange Bundt Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 417.6 Calories from Fat 158
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.5g 27%
Sodium 137.2mg 6%
Potassium 150.6mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 63.3g 21%
Sugars 44.7g
Protein 5.5g 11%
Vitamin A 11%
Vitamin C 2.4%
Calcium 4.8%
Iron 7.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.