Go Back
+ servings
Baklava traybake cut into diamond shapes with pistachio and rose petals scattered on top

Baklava Cake

All the flavour of deliciously sweet Baklava is in this Baklava Cake/Traybake. 

Crunchy Pistachios, Sweet Syrup and a lovely moist Cake. 

Course Baking/Dessert
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Keyword Baklava Cake, BAklava,
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 117 kcal
Author Safira


  • 3 Eggs
  • 200 g Natural Yoghurt See Notes
  • 125 g Oil Neutral flavoured oil
  • 2 tbsp Orange Zest
  • 120 g Self Raising Flour
  • 90 g Ground Almonds
  • 175 g Caster Sugar
  • 1 ¾ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Ground Cardamom


  • 100 g Caster Sugar
  • 80 ml Orange Juice
  • 50 ml Water
  • ½ tsp Cardamom


  • Dry Rose Petals and Coursely ground Pistachios


  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 3/170 C. Grease and line a 9 x 13 tin.

  2. Beat eggs and add yoghurt, oil, orange zest. Mix till frothy.

  3. Add Flour, Ground Almonds, Sugar, Baking Powder, Salt and Cardamom to a bowl and mix together.

  4. Combine the dry and wet ingredients. Fold together gently.

  5. Pour batter into lined tin and bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

  6. To make the syrup, simmer the sugar, orange juice and cardamom in a pot for 8 minutes on high. Remove from the heat.

  7. Remove cake from oven, poke holes all over the cake and pour over syrup.

  8. Top with rose petals and crushed pistachios. Allow to cool for 20 minutes in the tin before cutting.

Recipe Notes

Loaf Cake - To make in a loaf cake, half the syrup and bake for 40 - 50 minutes.

Nuts - Use whatever nuts you like but Walnuts, Almonds or Pistachios work best.

Syrup Flavours - You can add Rose Water, Saffron, Clove, Cinnamon, Honey, Orange Blossom Water and other flavours to your Syrup or Cake. I just love orange flavoured desserts.  

Greek Yoghurt - This cannot be swapped for Natural Yoghurt as it is strained and therefore is a different consistency.

Nutrition Facts
Baklava Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 117 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 72mg3%
Potassium 34mg1%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 47IU1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.