Orange blossom cakes

Orange blossom cakes

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(4 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 30 mins


Makes 10
Bake these zesty little cakes in a snowflake mould and dust with icing sugar for a festive feel

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen before dusting

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal290
  • fat16g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars19g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.5g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • 120g softened butter, plus extra for greasing



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 120g golden caster sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder

    Baking powder

    bay-king pow-dah

    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 2 eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • ½ x 150ml pot natural yogurt
  • zest 1 clementine



    The smallest and sweetest variety of tangerine is sweet and tangy, contains no seeds and is…

  • 3 tbsp orange blossom water



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • icing sugar, to dust


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line 10 holes of a muffin tin with cases (or grease some individual cake moulds). Beat the butter, flour, sugar, baking powder, eggs, yogurt, zest and 2 tbsp orange blossom water in a large bowl with an electric whisk until lump-free. Spoon into the cases (or fill cake moulds three-quarters full), and bake for 18-22 mins until golden and risen – a skewer poked in should come out clean (check cake moulds after 15 mins).

  2. Drizzle with remaining orange blossom water while warm, then cool. Dust with icing sugar to serve.

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments (17)

Bennettej's picture

My main tip is don't drizzle with orange blossom oil it is this part that gives them a chemical taste. Would be better just with some good vanilla in. I made these with a snowflake mould and found I only needed to fill it 1/2 full of batter otherwise I had to cut a lot off. This would make about 13 with my mould bought from amazon

icecreamdogpark's picture

This mould is now half price in Lakeland !!!

icecreamdogpark's picture

Sorry forgot to rate

icecreamdogpark's picture

I bought the Lakeland snowflake mould,I used vaniila extract and not the zest and orange Blossom,They were delicious and looked just like those in the picture !!

hstanton's picture

THe recipe in Jan 2011 Good Food mag states they used the Lakeland mould to make these cakes.
Am sure have seen a recipe using a friand recipe but can't remember where now.
I will be using juice of lemon as hate flowery orange flavours.

purpledragon's picture

Lakeland mould worked perfectly at 180C - first time I have got silicone to work, lovely little snow flakes. But the flavour is not nice, used the Orange Blossom water from M&S and they taste of chemicals. Really disappointed as I have been waiting a week to make them as I had to wait for the mould to come into my local lakeland and find a source for the orange flower water. Think the extra bottles I bought to make these as Xmas gifts will be going back the M&S. Might keep the mould but find a different mixture to cook in them.

rebecca1july's picture

hi in the magazine is does state this xx

gerigrub's picture

I wish I'd gone to the Facebook page before I started making the cakes, which is where I saw the reference to Lakeland moulds that encouraged me to go out and buy them. Having read the instructions on the pack I bought I abandoned them in favour of muffin cases for fear of destroying my oven, only to read, once the cakes were out, that I could indeed have used the moulds up to a temp of 180.

Would have been handy if both Lakeland and this website could have stipulated that at the start. I'm sure these cakes are nice but the kids are disappointed they're not snowflake shaped. Oh, well, next time.

gerigrub's picture

I have just bought the snowflake moulds from Lakeland, but the instructions say "not suitable for cake making". Has anyone else used them? I am sure I read a post from BBC Good Food that stipulated they used the very same moulds but the post seems to have disappeared.

vrog's picture

Actually, they've turned out ok! Golden with a slightly crisp outside.

vrog's picture

These are in the oven now, but I am not that hopeful. The mixture was a batter consistency rather than sponge mixture.

Used muffin tins as these were here and wanted a trial run, filled 18 with mix.

glorious's picture

I seen some moulds like these in lydl yesterday for 3.99 think i will go back for them now :-)

lacheshirechat's picture

Lakeland have Snowflake moulds, or try eBay, HUGE assortment!

emilysenior's picture

Where can I buy a snowflake mould?

winterannie's picture

looks lovely, cannot wait to make

Questions (0)

Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved…

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe…

Tips (0)

Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.

Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe…

Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

About BBC Good Food

We’re all about good recipes, and about quality home cooking that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re looking for some healthy inspiration or learning how to cook a decadent dessert, we’ve trustworthy guidance for all your foodie needs.

Our recipes

All our recipes are tested thoroughly by us to make sure they’re suitable for your kitchen at home. We know many of you are concerned about healthy eating, so we send them to a qualified nutritionist for thorough analysis too.

Tell us what you think…

Love the new look or think we’ve missed the mark? We want to hear your thoughts – good and bad – to make sure we make the new website as useful as possible.


Subscribe to BBC Good Food magazine and get triple-tested recipes delivered to your door, every month.


Discover the dates and details of all the BBC Good Food Shows.


See your favourite chefs on Sky Channel 247, Virgin TV 260 and find their recipes at

Follow us

Join the BBC Good Food community by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google Plus.