Saffron Tres Leches Cake

By Alex Zar

Saffron-Infused Tres Leches Cake with Honey Syrup

"When Tres Leches Meets Saffron - A Symphony of Flavours! 🍰💛"

Saffron-Infused Tres Leches Cake Recipe

Oh, my dears, gather around as I share with you a little secret from my kitchen - a recipe that's as rich in tradition as it is in flavour. Today, I'm going to tell you about our family's special Saffron-Infused Tres Leches Cake, a delightful twist on the beloved classic. This cake, my loves, isn't just a dessert; it's a celebration of our heritage, infused with the golden warmth of saffron, much like the love and laughter that fills our home. So, roll up your sleeves, and let's bake this heartwarming treat together, just like I used to with your parents when they were your age. Trust me, every bite of this cake is like a sweet hug from the past! 🍰💛


Saffron Tres Leches Cake ingredients

  • For Saffron Sponge Cake:

  • For Tres Leches Mix:

    • ¼ cup Cream
    • ½ cup Condensed Milk
    • 1 ½ cups Milk
    • 1 pinch Saffron
  • For Saffron Honey Syrup:

    • ¼ cup Saffron Honey (Saffronice Raw Sunshine Coast Saffron Honey)
    • ¼ cup Water
  • For Icing:

    • ¾ cup Icing Sugar or Raw Honey
    • 1 ½ cups Chilled Cream or Unsweetened Whipping Cream
  • For Garnishing:


  1. Saffron Sponge Cake:

    • Preheat oven to 170°C (338°F).
    • Grease and flour an 8-inch baking dish.
    • Mix flour, saffron powder, and baking powder. Set aside.
    • Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, then vanilla.
    • Fold in dry ingredients.
    • Pour into dish, tap to release air bubbles.
    • Bake for 25 minutes or until done.
  2. Saffron Honey Syrup:

    • Combine Saffronice Saffron Honey and water in a saucepan.
    • Heat until honey dissolves, then cool.
  3. Tres Leches Mixture:

    • Gently boil condensed milk and cream. Add saffron, cool to room temperature.
  4. Icing:

    • Whip cream to soft peaks, add icing sugar or honey.
  5. Assembly:

    • Once cake is cool, poke holes and brush with Saffron Honey Syrup.
    • Pour Tres Leches mixture over cake.
    • Spread icing, refrigerate for 4-5 hours.
    • Garnish with saffron, pistachios, and rose petals.

Serving Tips:

  • Serve chilled for a refreshing twist.
  • Perfect with a cup of saffron tea or a scoop of pistachio ice cream.

Saffron Tres Leches Cake

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