Low Syn Orange, Pistachio and Cardamon Drizzle Cake | Slimming World

As a new series of The Great British Bake Off hits our screens, the temptation to reach for the cake tin has never been bigger. But never fear, Pinch of Nom is here! This Low Syn Orange, Pistachio and Cardamon Drizzle Cake is inspired by the first round of the first episode.

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

This Low Syn Orange, Pistachio and Cardamon Drizzle Cake is absolutely divine and certainly fits in with this Indian summer we’re having!

Synning the sweetener

As you will probably know Slimming World have brought out some new recommendations regarding the syn value of granulated sweeteners. Slimming World have confirmed what this change means.

Where there is 1 tbsp or more being used per serving they recommend members count 0.5 Syn per tbsp. If using smaller amounts, like a pinch or teaspoon, there’s no need to worry about Syns at all.

The recipe for this Low Syn Orange, Pistachio and Cardamon Drizzle Cake uses 4 tablespoons of sweetener and about 3 tablespoons of Sukrin Icning is divided into 16 portions. That’s less than half a tablespoon per portion, so there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.

Low Syn Orange, Pistachio and Cardamon Drizzle Cake | Slimming World

Cardamon is a really unusual spice but it really adds to the flavour of this drizzle cake and turns it into something special. The pistachio’s also add some extra crunch and a hint of Eastern flavour.

Want to see other recipes from week one of Bake Off?

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What is Sukrin?

Sukrin make a range of sugar substitutes, that are all natural, that are free from calories and carbohydrates. And most importantly for us they don’t have that nasty aftertaste and they are syn free. Which makes them perfect for this Low Syn Orange, Pistachio and Cardamon Drizzle Cake.

Low Syn Orange, Pistachio and Cardamon Drizzle Cake | Slimming World

They do a granulated sugar replacement, a brown sugar replacement and an icing sugar replacement. You can use them all just as you would their ‘normal’ counterparts and since discovering Sukrin we won’t use anything else.

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Sukrin Icing is the Icing Sugar replacement and can be found on Amazon

Sukrin 1 is the granulated sugar replacement, and is also available over on Amazon.
If you are using a powdered sweetener, then please check how it compares to sugar. In some cases you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners weigh less.

That being said you don’t have to use Sukrin – there are lots of other high quality granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket, such as Canderel Sugarly, and Natvia.

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Low Syn Orange, Pistachio & Cardamon Drizzle Cake

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slices 10 minutes 30 minutes



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40kcal 1

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  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. In a bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, 4 tablespoons of the Sukrin 1, pistachio nuts, orange zest, and juice of half the orange. Add two whole eggs and separate the remaining two adding the yolks to the mixture.
  2. In a pestle and mortar, gently crush 4 of the cardamon pods to release the seeds inside and place the seeds into the mixture.
  3. Whisk the 2 egg whites until the form stiff peaks and fold gently into the mixture.
  4. Pour into a lined square baking tin and bake for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, into a saucepan add the juice from the remaining half of the orange, and 1 tablespoon of Sukrin 1 , 1 tablespoon of water and the remaining 2 whole cardamon pods. Heat gently until the Sukrin has dissolved and take off the heat.
  5. In a small bowl, add the Sukrin icing sugar and mix with 2 teaspoons of the orange sugar syrup to form a thin icing.
  6. When the cake is cooked, place on a wire rack and with a fork, prick several holes all over the cake. Pour over the syrup whilst still warm and let it absorb into the cake.
  7. Once completely cool, spread over a thin layer of icing and cut into 16 pieces.

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  1. What size baking tin did you use?. Can’t wait to make this. Keep up the good work and thank you for sharing all your wonderful recipes to keep those of us trying to lose weight on track short & long term????

  2. Hi Diana,

    It was a 9 inch square tin!

    Hope you enjoy it – it’s pretty delish even if I do say so myself! And stays moist for aaaaages!

    Have fun,

    Emma ????

  3. Thank you so much for all your lovely recipes and help that you give out on this site. Truly helpful in ideas and keeping all of us on the right path. Look forward to my in box each week. Annie

  4. Hi guys,
    I am going to make this this week. I have bought the sukrin Icing but Does it have syns as I can’t find a syn value? Will ask my sw lady later just wondered if you knew? I made the banana loaf last weekend, was amazeballs!! Lol keep up the inspirational food blogging. Emma x

    1. Hi Emma
      Sukrin Icing has the same nutritional value as Sukrin 1 so it is syn free if you are using less than 1 tablespoon per serving

    1. Hi Julia,

      Yep – Sukrin weighs the same as sugar so be sure to get a similar type of sweetener, avoiding the powdered type if possible.

  5. Hi there I have made this recipe today and I got confused about the quantity of sukrin1. The recipe mentions 2 tablespoons and then refers to 50g and 30g. I didn’t use sukrin1 but used Canderel sugary which I thought weighed the same – so I have used 80g of sweetener. Was this correct?

    1. Hi Linda,

      I think I must’ve been having a moment when I wrote it! I’ve updated the recipe so it’s clearer, and all in tablespoons. Don’t forget that the Sukrin used in the icing is Sukrin Icing Sugar, the sweetener in the cake (and the drizzle) is Sukrin 1

    2. Hi Linda
      Thanks for getting in touch. As you mentioned, we’d used tablespoons and grams to measure the Sukrin 1. The instructions have now been amended and should be clearer! Apologies for causing any confusion. 🙂

  6. I’m planning a Macmillan Tea Party next week and have invited anyone who’s interested from my SW group, with syn-counted slices. But have to work the day before and so I’m planning to bake and freeze, as far as possible. Do you know if this recipe could be baked in advance and frozen?

    1. Hi Angela
      It should be fine to freeze, but leave the icing drizzle until you have defrosted it. Wishing you success for your Macmillan event – such a great cause.

    1. Hi Shannon
      The cake itself can be frozen, but it would be better to leave the drizzle topping until you’ve defrosted it.

    1. Hi Mani,

      You can use whichever sweetener you like – our weights of sweetener are based on using one which weighs like-for-like with sugar. If using a powder type of sweetener, you would need much less 😊

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