October 31, 2016

Orange Syrup Cakes

By In Recipes A post from 2008 updated in 2016 with new photos and instructions
The recipe here, ostensibly for little Orange Syrup Cakes, makes for fine muffins too. While I’m sure that everyone and their mother has a ‘tried and tested’ recipe I rather enjoy the results from this version – especially as a little dribble of marmalade inside each cake or muffin adds a little step-up from the norm. Add a dollop of cream and these cakes become a full-on dessert.

Orange Syrup Cakes

Orange Syrup Cakes

Orange Syrup Cakes

Orange Syrup Cakes

Use to make small indvidual serve cakes or stuff into muffin cases.

Course Dessert, Tea
Cuisine English
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Author Andrew


For The Cakes/Muffins

  • 375 g Self-Raising Flour
  • 180 g Golden Caster Sugar
  • 100 ml Thick Greek Yoghurt
  • 6 tbsp Semi-Skimmed Milk
  • 2 whole Oranges grated zest and juice
  • 100 g Unsalted Butter melted and cooled
  • 2 tsp Orange Marmalade
  • walnuts for decoration

For the Syrup

  • 2 whole Oranges grated and zest
  • 110 g Golden Caster Sugar
  • 2 tsp Orange Marmalade
  • 3 drops Orange Blossom Water


For The Muffins

  1. Sieve the flour over the sugar.

  2. Combine the other ingredients in a seperate bowl and mix well. Lightly combine inot the flour/sugar mix.

  3. Place a layer of the mix in the bottom of the tin. Place a small amount of marmalade on top then cover with the remaining mix. Top with a walnut half or a sprinkling of chopped walnuts.

  4. Baked for 20 minutes or so at 180C/Fan 160.

For The Syrup

  1. Dissolve the sugar in the orange juice with the zest over a low heat. Add the marmalafe and stir until dissolved. Simmer for a few minutes until thickened a little. Stir in the Blossom Water.

  2. Serve warm (they are fine cold too) with cream and the syrup poured over.

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