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Pistachio Cake
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Pistachio Cake | How to make Pista Cake

Pistachio Cake is a delicious cake made with fresh pistachios.
Prep Time30 mins
Bake Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Servings: 10
Calories: 503kcal
Author: sharmila kingsly

Standard 1 cup measures 240 ml


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  • 2 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1.5 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 Egg
  • Salt a pinch
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 drop Neon green gel color optional
  • ¾ cup Pistachio

For Cream Cheese Frosting

  • ½ cup Cream cheese
  • ¼ cup Soft Butter
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Icing Sugar sifted


  • In a mixing bowl add in the All-purpose flour and butter. Crumble it with the hands and it resembles sand.
  • Next, add in the Sugar and Milk. Mix well such that everything is evenly mixed.
  • Next break open the egg and beat well such that everything is creamed up together.
  • Next add in the Baking powder, Salt, and food color (if adding)and mix well.
  • Toast the Pistachios in the microwave for a minute and then in a blender powder them coarsely. Reserve 2 tbsp of pistachios and mix the remaining with the cake batter. Fold everything together.
  • Divide the batter equally into two portions and then bake them in two separate pans. Line the baking pan with parchment paper and then pour the prepared cake batter over the pan. I used two 8 inch round cake pans.
  • Preheat the oven at 356 F (180 Deg C) for about 10 min and then bake for about 25-30 mins until the toothpick when inserted comes out clean.

Prepare Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a mixing bowl add in the cream cheese and soft butter. Cream them togther until light and fluffy with a hand blender or stand mixer. Scrape and remove them from the edges.
  • Add in ¼ tsp of Vanilla extract and then add in the sifted icing sugar in batches. Mix well after each batch. Cream cheese frosting is now ready.

Decorate the cake

  • Meanwhile, let the cake cool down completely. You can slice the cake into two or bake two similar cakes as you like and then frost.
  • Take the first cake and spread in a generous layer of cream cheese and sprinkle in some coarsely ground pistachios.
  • Place the next cake on the top and then repeat the same. I used some sprinkles and pistachios powder for decoration.


The baking time may vary so check after 20 mins.
Cool the cake completely and then chop them into pieces. Else it might crumble.
Adding food color is not good for health and hence it not advisable.


Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 64.3g | Protein: 6.5g | Fat: 26.2g | Saturated Fat: 15.1g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 43.3g | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword Pista Cake, Pistachio Cake
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