Orange blossom cakes

Orange blossom cakes

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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
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  • 120g softened butter, plus extra for greasing



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

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

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  • 2 eggs



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  • 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.

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23rd Mar, 2014
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
21st Feb, 2011
Lemon friand recipe and photos are mine and can be found here :
24th Dec, 2010
This mould is now half price in Lakeland !!!
22nd Dec, 2010
Sorry forgot to rate
22nd Dec, 2010
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 !!
21st Dec, 2010
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.
16th Dec, 2010
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
4th Dec, 2010
Dear All We did test the Lakeland mould up to 180oC, however if you want a thicker silicone mould that is almost identical in design this is a good one to try - as it goes up to 260oC - hope this helps Sarah
4th Dec, 2010
hi in the magazine is does state this xx
4th Dec, 2010
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.


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