Simple Almond Pistachio Cake

From Food 52, a super light, chewy cake that has a wonderful flavor from the cardamom. I used my regular extra virgin olive oil instead of my extra light and I think it is fine. This cake is delicious with a cup of tea or coffee any time of day!

Makes one 9″ cake
50 grams (1/2 cup) shelled pistachios
50 grams (1/2 cup) almond flour
100 grams (3/4 cup) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
3 eggs
200 grams (1 cup) sugar
120 milliliters (1/2 cup) good-quality olive oil
113 grams (1/2 cup, 1 stick) lightly salted butter, melted and cooled slightly
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9″ cake pan (or spring form pan) with parchment paper, lightly grease the pan, and dust it with sugar, tapping out the excess sugar. In a food processor, pulse together the pistachios until they’re fairly finely ground, but make sure not to pulse too much or they’ll become a paste. Add the almond flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, and cardamom to the ground pistachios and pulse until everything is combined. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the eggs with the sugar until very thick and light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Slowly drizzle the olive oil into the egg/sugar mixture, beating as you go. Once combined, keep the mixer running on low and drizzle in the melted butter (if you don’t have salted butter, add 1/2 teaspoon of salt with the butter). Beat until the mixture comes together, but don’t overmix as you want to keep as much air in the batter as possible. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet, taking care not to deflate the batter as much as possible. Once combined, pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top. Bake for about 45-55 minutes, or until the sides of the cake turn golden and a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs. Let the cake cool completely in the pan before turning it out onto a rack to slice.

2 thoughts on “Simple Almond Pistachio Cake

  1. Laura Smith February 20, 2018 / 10:02 am

    YUM!!! A great recipe for Rancho Seco pistachios!!!!

    • whatsanniecooking February 23, 2018 / 11:44 am


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.