Slow Cooker Orange, Pistachio and Honey Cake

Slow Cooker Orange, Pistachio and Honey Cake

This slow cooker orange, pistachio and honey cake was inspired by and adapted from this recipe from Delicious magazine. I wanted to make a bigger version, use my slow cooker and add more flavour by adding an orange and honey syrup drizzled over the cake when warm.

The flavours reminded me of Morocco and you can imagine nibbling a slice served with some mint tea!


  • 150 g butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 80 g caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp runny honey
  • 150 g plain flour
  • 80 g pistachios, chopped finely
  • Zest of an orange

For the syrup:

  • 3 tbsp runny honey
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Juice of a large orange

To serve:

  • Drizzle of runny honey
  • A few pistachios, chopped finely
  • Some whipped cream if you like!


  1. Melt the butter and leave it to cool.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, caster sugar and honey with an electric whisk, for about 5 minutes until it is quite thick.
  3. Fold in the flour (sift it in), chopped pistachios and orange zest.

Slow Cooker Orange, Pistachio and Honey Cake

4. Stir in the melted butter.
5. Grease your slow cooker pot, and line it with baking paper or a cake case.
6. Pour the mixture into the pot, and top with a little more orange zest.

Slow Cooker Orange, Pistachio and Honey Cake

7. Turn the slow cooker onto high, put the lid on, and cook for 1-2 hours. The cake is ready when a skewer comes out clean. Cooking time will depend on your slow cooker so check regularly for burning.

Slow Cooker Orange, Pistachio and Honey Cake

8. While the cake bakes, make the syrup. Put the honey, water and orange juice into a small pan and heat gently. Let it simmer for a few minutes until it thickens and becomes like a syrup.
9. When the cake is cooling, pour the syrup over the cake and it will be absorbed in.
10. To serve, drizzle a little more runny honey over the cake, and top with some finely chopped pistachio.

Slow Cooker Orange, Pistachio and Honey Cake

Slow Cooker Orange, Pistachio and Honey Cake


I’m linking this recipe up to #CookBlogShare over at Supergoldenbakes.

I’m also sending this cake to¬†#recipeoftheweek over at A Mummy Too

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I am linking this recipe with Slow Cooker Challenge over at Farmersgirl Kitchen.


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Lucy @SupergoldenBakes

I never in a million years would have thought about making a cake in the slow cooker! I love the flavours and it actually looks really, really yummy. Will have to try this (especially when I finally do up my kitchen).
Thanks so much for linking to #CookBlogShare
check out the other entries here

Janice (@FarmersgirlCook)

Oh my goodness, that looks so good! I love all those flavours, pistachios are my favourite nuts, thank you for joining me for the Slow Cooker Challenge.


That looks amazing would never have thought of using a slow cooker to make a cake in! ūüôā


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