Pistachio and honey drizzle mini loaves

baking, cake, orange, thermomix

This cake is really special! I have adapted it from the Amber Rose's Love Bake Nourish, a book whose recipes I have feature previously. Her recipes work, they use alternative flours and sweeteners, and are easily adapted to substitute your own favourite ingredients. I have adapted for the Thermomix but you could happily mix this up in a stand mixer. This quantity will make a stunning 10″ centrepiece cake but I wanted to be able to give away/freeze, so I baked in a mini loaf pan- Being friendly with a food blogger is a friendship which keeps on receiving LOL.

pistachio honey drizzle cake

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 100g pistachios
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 90g ground almonds/almond flour
  • 200g coconut flour (or semolina flour)
  • 220g white spelt flour
  • Large pinch salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 150g oil ( I used 75g olive oil and 75g rapeseed)
  • 240g Greek style yogurt
  • 100g honey
  • 1 tbls pistachio paste (optional)
  • For the citrus syrup- 50g honey and juice of an orange and a lemon


Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/ baking oven Aga
Prepare tin(s) of your choice
  • Roughly Grind nuts sp6, set aside (take care not to finely chop) these are added to the syrup drizzle
  • Grind the orange and lemon rind with the sugar sp8 for a few seconds
  • Add flours, baking powder, salt, eggs, oil, yogurt, honey and pistachio paste (if using).
  • Mix well sp 4. This is a big quantity so stop and mix with a spatula once or twice.
  • Empty into prepared tins and bake in preheated oven. 30 minutes for large tin or 20 minutes for mini loaves.
  • Check for doneness
  • While cakes baking make the citrus honey drizzle
  • In the TM bowl heat the honey and orange and lemon juice at 100° for 5 minutes until slightly reduced.
  • Add the juice to the chopped pistachios
  • Skewer the top of the hot cake and pour the pistachio mix over the cake.

Happy baking!

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Welcome to my blog! After a L O N G break from blogging during which Instagram (vannilla)took over my life, I am returning in a more varied format. Yes, I will bake and have been a Thermomix users from the days before it was cult-like. I'll share the best but I will also include that other hobby in my life, photography from my small island and beyond. If you like what you see, I'd love to hear from you! Anne

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