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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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla http://vannillarock.wordpress.com If you have come as a baker my blog is http://vannillarock.com i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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