Whip up this sticky orange & yoghurt cake - perfect for Halloween!

Published Thursday, Oct 31 2013, 12:05 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Another recipe that's ideal for your Halloween celebrations is this sticky orange and yoghurt cake – a delicious treat decorated with orange syrup to create a spooky effect.

A real winner for food lovers, the cake combines orange and almonds for a lovely rich flavour. Even better, this could work just as well post-Halloween for a dessert served after a warming Sunday roast. Tuck in!

Sticky orange yoghurt cake

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  • For the cake
  • 150g sugar
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 100g almonds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 250g Yeo Valley Blood & Caramel yogurt (and extra to serve)
  • 2 eggs
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • Zest of ¼ orange, finely grated
  • For the syrup
  • 50ml water
  • 175g caster sugar
  • Zest of ¼ orange & juice of whole orange
  • Zest of ½ lemon
  • 5 cardamom pods, bruised


1 Heat the oven to 180C/160C/gas 4. Grease a 20cm springform tin and line the bottom with baking paper. Put all of the cake ingredients into a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric whisk until smooth.

2 Spoon the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 45 minutes until the centre springs back when gently pressed.

3 Meanwhile put all the syrup ingredients into a small pan. Heat until the sugar dissolves, then bring to the boil and simmer for about 10-15 minutes until it becomes syrupy. Set aside to cool and remove the cardamom.

4 Leave the cake in the tin to cool for 10 minutes – don’t worry if it sinks a little. Then put on a serving plate, pierce the top with a skewer and drizzle over the syrup.

5 Serve the slices with an extra dollop of the orange and caramel yoghurt.

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Try out these other spooky recipes:
Halloween Beetroot Soup
Green Slime Pasta
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