Gluten-free & Vegan Saffron & Cinnamon Cake with Pomegranate Syrup

 

gluten free & vegan saffron & cinnamon cake with pomegranate syrup
gluten free & vegan saffron & cinnamon cake with pomegranate syrup

This recipe was based on a saffron pound cake with lemon caramel sauce written by Gale Gand on the Food Network website. Saffron has been used in baking since Medieval times, when spices were an expensive commodity and therefore used to show status and for celebration. Saffron buns are a specialty in the county of Cornwall in the United Kingdom, where they were baked for high days and holidays, particularly Christmas. The spice trade route has existed for centuries, bring spices from India and beyond, via North Africa, to the lucrative markets of Europe.

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