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.
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Last modified on: March 3rd 2021

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For 2 cakes, you will need:

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Step by step recipe

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

Stage 2 - 1 hour
Pistachio cake
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
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.
Pistachio cake
You can decorate the macaronade with a few pistachios.

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

Stage 6
Pistachio cake
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.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,365 Kcal or 9,902 Kj154 gr1,237 gr393 gr
118 %59 %117 %60 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
353 Kcal or 1,478 Kj23 gr185 gr59 gr
18 %9 %17 %9 %
Per cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,183 Kcal or 4,953 Kj77 gr618 gr197 gr
59 %30 %58 %30 %
% 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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Egg, Gluten, Nuts
How much will it cost?
  • For 2 cakes : 3.18 €
  • Per cake : 1.59 €

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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 tiramisu, Sicilian Epiphany Pie, Pistachio "Financiers", Pistachio madeleines, Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart, ... All
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