Baklava or Baghlava cake, also known as Baghlava Yazdi is a popular Iranian delicacy.
The wonderful aromatic and fragrant ingredients of Baghlava come together to form a light cake that is super moist with a walnut filling and a delicate blend of cardamom, cinnamon and rose essence. Baklava Cake or Baghlava Yazdi is traditionally made on Persian holidays as well as casual dinner parties. Some versions of it contain a lot of syrup.
In Iran, baghlava is cut and presented in smaller diamond or lozenge-shaped cuts, flavored with rosewater syrup. The cities of Yazd and Qazvin are especially famous for their baklava, which is widely distributed in Iran. The most decadent baklavas in Iran are special order and use only pistachios. However, due to cost, almonds are more common; nonetheless, pistachios are always used for garnishing. Ground almonds (or pistachios) are mixed with sugar and spiced with cardamom, sandwiched in dough sheets, baked, and finished with rosewater scented syrup