This Pistachio Cake is full of bursting flavours from nutty pistachios, almonds, cardamom and orange zest. I saw a post on Almond cake and thought let me try a Pistachio cake as that’s one nut no one in the house eats. I have to always make something and hide them.

The cake is so fluffy with a beautiful colour. My husband who is not a big fan of cakes loved this one and asked me to bake a second one within few days. The sweetness is mild compared to the other cakes.

Preparation Time : 10 minutes

Bake Time : 35 minutes

Serves : 6-8


Butter : 1/2 cup / 1 stick

Sugar : 1 cup

Eggs : 3 large

Almond extract : 1/2 teaspoon

Orange zest : 1 orange

All purpose flour : 1 1/4 cup

Baking powder : 1 1/2 teaspoons

Salt : A pinch

Pistachios : 1/2 cup ground coarsely

Almonds : 6 ground coarsely

Green cardamom : 6 pods seeds powdered

Warm milk : 1/2 cup

Slivered Pistachios for garnish


Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees F / 180 degrees C.

Grease a 8″ pan on the sides and line it with a parchment paper.

Cream sugar and butter and beat till it light and fluffy.

Add one egg at a time and beat well. Add almond extract, orange zest and beat to combine.

Add all the dry ingredients in batches along with milk and beat well to combine.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan, garnish with slivered pistachios and bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle.

Let the cake cool for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.