Great Bloggers Bake Off Week Five: Alternative Bakes

Monday 7 September 2015 by

This week on Great British Bake Off was my week – full of alternative bakes, including gluten free pitta breads, sugar free cakes and dairy free ice cream rolls! Of course, my bakes are always gluten free, so I decided to add in a sugar free/low sugar twist and give Agave nectar a go instead of sugar. I’ve been craving orange drizzle cake for a while now (don’t ask me why) so figured I’d give this sugar-free version a go. I’m still new to this oven in my house so it could be a complete disaster!

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Orange Drizzle Cake

You will need:

  • Cake tin or loaf tin
  • Electric whisk
  • Glass bowl
  • Bowl

Ingredients

  • 125g salted Butter
  • 1 ½ tbsp Agave nectar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 175g gluten free self-raising flour
  • 4 tbsp milk

For the syrup:

  • Juice of 2 oranges
  • 2 tbsp Agave nectar
  • 3 tbsp Cointreau (optional)

How to make it:

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Preheat the oven to 180°C and line your tin with butter. Cream together the butter Agave nectar, add the eggs and orange zest and beat in well. Once beaten together, add the flour and fold in thoroughly.

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Spoon into the tin and put into oven. Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until cooked through (do the skewer test). Meanwhile, make the syrup by mixing together the orange juice, Agave nectar and Cointreau.

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As soon as the cake is out of the oven, pierce all over with a skewer. Pour over the syrup, making sure the middle absorbs it as well as the sides, then leave it to soak up the rest.

Only take it out of the tin once the cake is completely cool – otherwise it will fall apart.

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Despite this being a relatively simple week, I was disappointed with the final look of the cake – it didn’t rise so well and looked a bit burnt in places (I still can’t figure out my new oven). However, it tasted delicious – just as a sticky drizzle cake should.

Week Five: Medium Success

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2 Comments

  1. oooh Fran for ages i have wanted to make a chocolate and orange drizzle cake but as of yet it is still an idea in my head! I love that you made an orange drizzle, such a change from lemon drizzle cakes. i bet it was lovely too xx
    thank you for linking up xx

  2. I love citrus fruits on cakes and this one sounds so yummy x #GBBOBloggers2015

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