Sunday, 1 January 2017

Single Malt and Orange Bundt Cake

Single Malt and Orange Bundt Cake
In my world, birthdays mean cake. You've seen me in action on this front before. This one was properly covert, and not a word was said about it beforehand. My homie Phil's birthday is on Christmas Eve; a time where you naturally find yourself short of sugary goods about the house... Ah well... I couldn't let the occasion pass without his own bespoke bundt.

I wanted something 'of the season', but with a grown up twist. I had some really nice single malt whisky lying dormant, and had clapped eyes on an orange version of those lovely Lindor chocolate balls. Yes, an idea was born.

Unfortunately, he had to keep this one away from his nephews for fear of social services getting involved, as I put so much booze in it that I was likely to have given a positive breath test from just sniffing the icing. Felt a bit tight...

  • 225g butter
  • 450g golden caster sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 350g Homepride plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 250ml plain low fat yoghurt 
  • Zest of one orange
  • 100ml decent whisky

  • 300g icing sugar
  • More whisky 
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Lindor chocolate orange balls
  • Gold cake glitter (optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 3/160 c
  2. Prepare a regular sized bundt tin - 2.4l, 10 cup, 10 inch with melted butter and dust with flour.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. 
  5. In a separate bowl, measure out the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger.
  6. Pour the yoghurt into a jug, and add the whisky, vanilla extract and orange zest.
  7. Sift in a third of the flour mix followed by half the yoghurt. Repeat this until everything is combined. 
  8. Give everything a quick mix on a low speed for about 10 seconds.
  9. Pour the mix into your prepared tin. 
  10. Bake in the centre of the oven for about 1 hour 15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. 
  11. Leave the cake to cool for ten minutes before removing from the tin.
  12. When completely cool, add the orange juice to the icing sugar, and mix with enough whisky to make a runny icing. You can use a bit of water if you like.
  13. Tip it over your cake and let it drip down. 
  14. Decorate with Lindor chocolate orange balls and a smattering of gold glitter if it pleases you.  

Bloggers: Please respect the fact I am sharing my own ideas and basic recipe. Blood, sweat and many tears have gone into getting this right, so you may enjoy a perfect bundt. If you wish to re-blog a recipe from these variations, please credit my blog and link to this original post rather than pasting the recipe on your own page.


  1. I love whisky in cakes and adore orange Lindor so this is definitely a bundt for me!

  2. As the very lucky recipient I can confirm this bundt was both amazing and rather boozy!


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