Pistachio Cake

  • Pistachio Cake
  • Ingredients

                    Vegetable-oil cooking spray
3                   cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4             cups unsalted butter
3/4                cup cream cheese, room tempreture
1                   cup shelled pistachio, ground to a paste in a food processor
3                   cups sugar
6                   large eggs, room tempreture
2                   tsp vanilla extract

  • 3/4                cup coarsely chopped salted pistachios

Dripping Icing

  • 3/4                cup whipping cream
  • 1                   cup icing sugar
  • 1                   tsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2             cups unsalted  pistachio slivers

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 325 degrees. Coat two 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 inch loaf pans with cooking spray.  Line with parchment paper.
  2. With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, cream cheese, and pistachio paste until fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Reduce speed to medium-low.  Gradually add sugar, beat until smooth.  Scrape down side of bowl.
  3. Beat in eggs, one at a time.  Add vanilla.
  4. Reduce speed to low and add flour and salt; beat until just combined.
  5. Fold in chopped pistachios
  6. Divide batter among pans, smooth tops.  Bake until a cake tester inserted into centers comes out clean about 1hr 35 minutes.
  7. Let cool in pans 20 minutes.  Unmould, and remove parchment. Let cool. Cakes can be wrapped well in plastic and stored at room temperature for up to 1day.
  8. Drizzle cakes with icing. And sprinkle with pistachio slivers.
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