Holiday Saffron Cake
Swedes traditionally serve gingerbread cookies and saffron buns with glögg. Holiday Saffron Cake, a much easier version of the traditional saffron buns, is a subtly flavored treat.
This cake isn't overly sweet, but it is topped with pearl sugar, which you can sometimes find among the icing and cake decorating items in the grocery store. Regular granulated sugar would work in a pinch, but we highly recommend using either pearl or turbinado sugar. Make sure to use high-quality saffron threads.