Orange and Pistachio Yoghurt Cake

This cake is a lovely moist everyday cake.  The kind you want to make on a Sunday and keep in the tin for a little slice to cheer you up when you get home.

Sticky Orange and Pistachio Cake

Sticky Orange and Pistachio Cake

You’ll need

  • 200g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100g ground pistachios
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 250ml plain yoghurt
  • 150ml olive oil
  • 1 tsp pistachio essence
  • 2 medium sized oranges
  • 200g icing sugar
  • Handful of pistachios to decorate
  • Crème fraiche to serve

To make it

  1. Grease and line a 22cm tin.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  3. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl.
  4. Add the ground pistachios and caster sugar.
  5. Mix up the eggs, yoghurt, olive oil and zest in a large bowl.
  6. Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
  7. Pour the mixture into the baking tin and bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  8. Cool in the tin while you make the syrup by mixing the icing sugar and orange juice together.
  9. When the cake is cool, make a few holes using a piece of spaghetti or a  cocktail stick.
  10. Gently spoon the syrup over the cake letting it seep into the holes.
  11. Throw over some shelled pistachios.
  12. Serve with a dollop of creme fraiche and some Orange Pekoe tea or something similarly light.

More recipes using oranges.

10 responses to “Orange and Pistachio Yoghurt Cake

  1. Sound lovely, but I can just bet I would lose a piece of spaghetti or two when it snapped in the middle of the cake!

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  2. This looks so delicious! Thanks

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  4. This is going on my ‘to make’ list – it looks gorgeous! I love that it looks so moist and tasty and yet is fairly healthy with the oranges, pistachios, olive oil and yoghurt! :)

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  5. I tried this recipe last weekend when we had a family gathering. It was absolutely delicious and very popular so I didn’t get time to get photo’s or find out how long it would last!! Now on my list of favourite bakes along with your lovely lemon cake! :)

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