Orange blossom cakes

Orange blossom cakes

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Cooking time

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 10

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

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Can be frozen before dusting
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
290
protein
4g
carbs
33g
fat
16g
saturates
10g
fibre
1g
sugar
19g
salt
0.5g

Ingredients

  • 120g softened butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 120g golden caster sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ x 150ml pot natural yogurt
  • zest 1 clementine
  • 3 tbsp orange blossom water
  • icing sugar, to dust

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2011

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Bennettej's picture
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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
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This mould is now half price in Lakeland !!!

icecreamdogpark's picture
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Sorry forgot to rate

icecreamdogpark's picture
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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
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Hi
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.
Purpledragon

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

vrog's picture
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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

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