All the flavour of deliciously sweet Baklava is in this Baklava Cake/Traybake.
Crunchy Pistachios, Sweet Syrup and a lovely moist Cake.
Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 3/170 C. Grease and line a 9 x 13 tin.
Beat eggs and add yoghurt, oil, orange zest. Mix till frothy.
Add Flour, Ground Almonds, Sugar, Baking Powder, Salt and Cardamom to a bowl and mix together.
Combine the dry and wet ingredients. Fold together gently.
Pour batter into lined tin and bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
To make the syrup, simmer the sugar, orange juice and cardamom in a pot for 8 minutes on high. Remove from the heat.
Remove cake from oven, poke holes all over the cake and pour over syrup.
Top with rose petals and crushed pistachios. Allow to cool for 20 minutes in the tin before cutting.
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.