Saffron Fruit Cake
65 mins (prep 15, cooking 50)
11 ingredients
8-10 servings
This light yet moist fruit cake keeps really well and the sweet perfumed aroma that the saffron provides goes well with the buttery dried fruit. The method is also easier than most cake recipes so you'll want to make this again and again. It has a wonderful mood lifting other worldly after taste and is an absolute winner! There is no substitute for saffron, its flavour is unique. (I buy mine on ebay at a fraction of the cost) If you haven't got any then add a few drops of natural almond extract and 2 oz chopped walnuts to make an equally delicious everyday cake.

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Serving Size (59.67 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 265.91 Calories from Fat 110.16
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.24g 150.66%
Saturated Fat 7.44g 297.64%
Trans Fat 0.46g %
Cholesterol 30.48mg 81.27%
Sodium 340.48mg 113.49%
Total Carbohydrate 38.62g 102.98%
Dietary Fiber 0.6 g 19.17%
Sugars 21.7 g %
Protein 2.06g 32.89%
Vitamin A 354.23IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 119.9mg% Iron 1.14mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dried fruit, pinch salt