Made for my dear friend who is Persian, they have dedicated this cake to the brave women of Iran who are currently fighting for their rights to live free lives
“Mahsa Jina Amini was a 22-year old woman killed in custody on September 16, 2022 by the morality police of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Since Amini’s death, uprisings have been led by young girls across the country, continuing despite brutal police crackdowns, arrests, and assaults of young men and women fighting for their freedom (“azadi”). This recipe, a take on the classic Persian Love Cake, is made with traditional Iranian flavors, and honors the courage of the women in Iran fighting for their freedom, celebrating the life and tragic death of Mahsa Jina Amini.”
formerly known as “Persian Love cake” is now called “Azadi Amini Cake”
which translates to Aminis Freedom Cake
It’s a Pistachio Cardamon rose cake with either Matcha frosting or a more traditional saffron frosting. Either frosting makes the cake delicious! And then dotted with rose petals