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Take a Stab at Recreating Katherine Sabbath's Gorgeous Persian Love Cake

Sydney-based Katherine Sabbath creates the most amazing looking desserts and the impressive part is that she is entirely self-taught (she was a high school teacher before turning to baking full-time). Her brightly-colored creations have exploded over her Instagram and Facebook accounts, earning her an incredible fan base in a pretty short amount of time. Considering her tall cakes look like they came straight from Candy Land (not to mention the unique paint drip-like frosting method she's perfected), it’s not a surprise. She even holds dessert demonstrations and workshops across Australia (and sometimes overseas), giving people a first-hand look at how she does it all.

Sabbath was nice enough to grant us permission to post her beautiful Persian Love Cake recipe and even though our version may not look as good, we definitely can’t wait to give it a try!

Katherine Sabbath's “Persian Love Cake”

“It is told that the ancient tale behind the ‘Persian Love Cake’ began as a romantic gesture baked to charm a Persian prince and now serves as a symbol of undying love. When I came across this enchanting concept back in 2012, I knew I had to recreate my own version for my friends and loved ones!” writes Sabbath on her website. “Filled with classic aromatic Persian flavours, it is almost impossible to resist being enamoured with this exquisite cake. The delicate flavour of rose water and tanginess of the rose cream cheese filling is complemented by the satisfying crunch of crushed pistachios and meringue, while the layers of spiced caramel mud cake are deliciously sticky, with a subtle nuttiness of almond meal. Adorned with sweet, plump figs and striking rose petals, this cake is sure to win hearts!”

Mila Pantovich

Mila Pantovich lives in San Diego, CA with whatever animals she is fostering at the time. With a degree in Literature/Writing and a Minor in Film Studies, she holds a marketing position at a prestigious law firm and has written for several publications, including JustLuxe, Citizine and Huffington Post. In her spare time she writes film reviews for various online publications, works on a creative n...(Read More)

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