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.

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

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.

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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.

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Low Syn Orange, Pistachio & Cardamon Drizzle Cake

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Prep Time

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slices 10 minutes 30 minutes


Weight Watchers

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40kcal 1

Smart Points



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  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. In a bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, 50 grams of Sukrin, 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, 30 grams 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

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