Pistachio cake

Pistachio cake
Here's a loaf-style cake made with a classic batter, flavoured with pistachio (of course), and with a crunchy "macaronade" topping.
4,4684.5/5 for 2 ratings
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Last modified on: March 3rd 2021

For 2 cakes, you will need:

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 15 min.
Pistachio cake : Photo of step #1
Prepare 400 g Basic cake batter - the French way, then add 70 g Pistachio powder or paste and mix well.

Stage 2 - 1 hour
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Put into buttered moulds or tins (here they are small moulds holding 500 ml / just under a pint) and sit these on a baking sheet. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Pistachio cake : Photo of step #3
Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Spread or pipe 200 g Macaronade mixture evenly over the top of the cake(s).

Stage 4 - 4 min.
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You can decorate the macaronade with a few pistachios.

Stage 5 - 30 min.
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Bake for about 30 minutes.

Stage 6
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Turn out while hot and leave to cool on a wire rack.


If you'd like even more pistachio flavour and a bit of extra crunch, add 50 g toasted pistachios to the cake batter.


Several days wrapped in a cloth, or in an air-tight tin.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
528 Kcal or 2,211 Kj33 gr291 gr91 gr
26 %13 %27 %14 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
82 Kcal or 343 Kj5 gr46 gr14 gr
4 %2 %4 %2 %
Per cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
264 Kcal or 1,105 Kj17 gr146 gr45 gr
13 %6 %14 %7 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Basic cake batter - the French wayBasic cake batter - the French way: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example:
Macaronade mixtureMacaronade mixture: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Apple macaronade, ... All
Pistachio powder or pastePistachio powder or paste: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pistachio confectioner's custard, Pistachio "Financiers", Pistachio tiramisu, Pistachio ice cream, Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart, ... All

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