Cake Yazdi

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Persian Cardamom Muffins


Persian cardamom muffins, also known as Cake Yazdi are traditional Persian / Iranian muffins that are unique in flavor. Flavored with cardamom and rose water, these muffins are very light and airy.

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Tilted Brush Stroke

Total Time

25 minutes

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– All purpose flour – Cornstarch – Baking Powder Use fresh Baking powder – Eggs large and at room temperature – cup Yogurt  – Tap to see more ...

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– Preheat the oven. Line a muffin tin with liners or grease it well and keep it aside. – In a large bowl, add the eggs and sugar and mix well using a whisk or an electric beater. We could also make this in a stand mixer. But just a regular whisk and some muscle strength will do the job fine.

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Steps 1-2

– Now add the oil and yogurt and mix it well. – Add the rose water and cardamom powder and mix. – In another bowl, sift together the flours; all-purpose flour and cornstarch, and baking powder. I use a sieve directly over the bowl with wet ingredients.

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Steps 3-5

– Mix it gently with the whisk or use a spatula to combine the dry ingredients with the wet. Do not over mix. Just combine until well incorporated. – Using a ice cream scoop or a cookie scoop, scoop the muffin mixture onto the prepared muffin tins. Fill it a little over ¾th.

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Steps 6-7

– Bake it in a preheated oven. Just change the setting to lower temperature and let the muffins continue baking. Tip - Baking the muffins at a higher temperature in the begiining and then lowering the temperature for the rest of the baking period makes the muffin form a beautiful dome on top.

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Steps 8-9

– When the muffins are done, they will be golden brown in color. Insert a toothpick in the center of a muffin to see if it comes out clean. – Let the muffins rest and then remove them and let it cool completely on a wire rack.

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Steps 9-10


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