fresh saffron cake sliced on a serving board with butter spread.

Cornish Saffron Cake

Regular price£4.99

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Indulge in a true Cornish delicacy with our Cornish Saffron Cake. Handmade using a traditional recipe, this delightful cake is infused with the distinctive flavour of saffron, which gives it a unique and aromatic taste. Made with locally sourced ingredients, this cake is a true representation of the rich and authentic flavours of Cornwall.

  • Traditional Recipe: Our Cornish Saffron Cake is crafted by hand, adhering to age-old methods that highlight the cake's historical significance and authenticity.

  • Local Ingredients: We take pride in using only the finest locally sourced ingredients, ensuring a cake that not only tastes great but also supports Cornwall's rich culinary heritage.

  • Product Weight: 400g

About Saffron Cake

The storied tradition of the Saffron Cake can be traced to the time when the Phoenicians traded spices for Cornish tin. Renowned for its rich hue and distinctive taste, the precious saffron spice, derived from crocus flower stigmas, was used to infuse bread and cakes with an exotic touch. 

Wheat Flour (Calcium, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Water, Currants (11%), Sultanas (11%), Lard, Yeast, Mixed Peel (Orange Peel, Glucose - Fructose Syrup, Lemon Peel, Sucrose, Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate E202, Sulphur Dioxide E220)), Gluten, Sugar, Colour: E160b(iii), Flavouring (Sorbitol, Xantham Gum, Saffron (0.5%), Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Anthocyanin Extract, Paprika Extract), Milk Whey Powder, Improver (Wheat Flour, Dextrose, Rapeseed Oil), Glucose Syrup, Humectant: E422, Salt, Glaze (Vegetable Proteins, Sunflower Oil, Dextrose, Maltodextrines, Starch).

Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphites

Not suitable for vegetarians
Not suitable for vegans
May contain traces of NUTS

  • Free Next Day Delivery: This applies to all collections except for the Cornish Food Drink Section & Cards/Gifts
  • Delivery Availability: From Tuesday to Saturday.
  • Delivery Options: Standard delivery will be delivered between 7am to 9pm or there is an option for a delivery before 12pm for an additional charge
  • Which Courier Do We Use? - We use between DPD, Yodel, & Royal Mail for deliveries, based on the recipient's location.
  • Perishable Goods: Some hampers contain perishable items. Please ensure they are refrigerated upon arrival.
  • Shelf Life: Scones & Pasties last for 5 days; clotted cream for 5-7 days. For specific best before dates, check product packaging.

Choosing Your Delivery Date:

  • Availability: Select your preferred date on the cart page, with deliveries available from Tuesday to Saturday.
  • Exclusions: Delivery is not available on Sundays and Mondays.
  • AM Delivery: Morning delivery options are also available.


  • While you can select a preferred delivery date at checkout, please be aware this is not a guaranteed service. Courier delays can occur and are beyond our control.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 150 reviews
Lyndsey White

Tastes lovely both fresh and toasted, lots of fruit. I have only taken one star off because there was no expiry date on the loaf.

Mrs I King
Saffron cake proper Cornish.

The saffron cake was handsome.

Peter Sherrard-smith
Hamper and Saffron cake

Delicious and a present well received. Saffron cake very special.

Trisha Cherry
Proper Cornish.

Having both been born in Cornwall my brother and I just love saffron cake. Yours is tops.

Emma Brand
Absolutely delicious!

A light, fruity cake with a subtle, but delicious flavour of saffron. We tried it toasted too and it was marvellous.