Celebrating ACHICA’s birthday with Bronte Aurell’s bundt cake – plus a chance to win her book!

As we celebrate our seventh birthday this year, we'll be making this delicious saffron bundt cake from Bronte Aurell's new book ScandiKitchen: Fika & Hygge. Light and delicious, it's the perfect treat on a cold afternoon! For a chance to win the cookbook, see below to enter...

Saffron Bundt Cake with Pears

Across Scandinavia in December you will likely be offered a saffron-flavoured Lucia bun in honour of the Feast of St Lucia. I also make this beautiful, light saffron cake with pears.

30g breadcrumbs
50g butter
100ml whole milk
0.5g ground saffron
2 large or 3 small pears
A little lemon juice
325g caster sugar
4 eggs
300g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of salt
50g Greek yogurt
Icing sugar, for dusting

A 25-cm Bundt pan or ring pan, greased

Serves 10


Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) Gas 4.

Dust the greased Bundt or ring pan with the breadcrumbs, tipping out the excess.

Melt the butter and add the milk and ground saffron. Stir to combine and set aside to infuse.

Peel and core the pears and cut into bite-sized chunks. Add a dash of lemon juice, stir and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat the sugar and eggs until thick, light and fluffy using a balloon whisk or a hand-held electric whisk. Mix the remaining dry ingredients together and sift into the egg mixture. Fold in until incorporated. Add the Greek yogurt and saffron-milk mixture and fold gently until completely combined. Pour the cake batter into the prepared Bundt pan. Add the pieces of pear – these will sink down during baking.

Bake for around 30–35 minutes in the preheated oven or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Leave to cool in the pan before turning out onto a serving tray. Dust with icing sugar and serve, sliced, with a good dollop of whipped cream.


ScandiKitchen: Fika & Hygge by Bronte Aurell (Ryland Peters & Small, £16.99) Photography by Peter Cassidy

We're giving one lucky baker the chance to win a copy of ScandiKitchen: Fika & Hygge by Bronte Aurell - simply head over to our Instagram @achicaliving

[Image Credits: Ryland Peters & Small]

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