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Recipe : Entry # 6483
Robin OSullivan
Recipe Title
Pistachio Holiday Cake
Recipe Theme
Wiregrass EC
For the cake:
3/4 cup shelled, unsalted pistachios
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cardamom
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
For the frosting:
3/4 heavy cream
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For the cake:
Preheat oven to 350F. Butter and flour a 13-by 9-inch cake pan, knocking out excess flour.
Pulse pistachios in a food processor until finely ground. Add baking powder, cardamom, and salt. Pulse to combine.
Combine milk and vanilla in a measuring cup. Beat together butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time beating well after each addition. Add pistachio, flour and milk in batches and mix at low speed until combined.
Spread batter evenly in cake pan and bake until tester comes out clean; about 30 minutes.
For the frosting:
Whisk all ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over cake slices before serving.