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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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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