Cornish Saffron Cake

Preparation info
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Clay-Pot Cookbook

By Georgia Sales

Published 1974

  • About

Miners from Cornwall were addicted to this golden cake. When they migrated to work the silver, gold and copper lodes of the American West, their wives took this recipe with them.


  • 2 packages active dry yeast or 1 ounce fresh yeast
  • ½ cup


Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm water and set aside in a warm place.

Combine the butter, salt, and sugar in a large mixing bowl.

Dissolve the saffron in the ¼ cup boiling water, then let cool; add the yeast mixture, milk, butter, sugar, and 2