Pistachio Cake from Scratch Recipe

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Pistachio Cake from Scratch
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  1. Combine eggs, extract and 1/4 of the sour cream in a small bowl.
  2. Cut butter into chunks.
  3. Put remaining sour cream in another small bowl with tablespoon of oil.
  4. Allow all ingredients to come to room temperature while you prepare a 9-inch springform pan, line bottom with parchment, grease and flour.
  5. You can use a 9x2-inch round pan as well, but it will be a bit more difficult to unmold the cake.
  6. Toast pistachios in a 350 degree (f.) oven for 7-8 minutes, cool then grind fine, (I use a bag and rolling pin)- if using dry measuring cups be sure to grind first then measure Sift all dry ingredients into the work bowl of your mixer and mix on low speed for 30 seconds to combine.
  7. Add softened butter and sour cream, mix on low to combine, scrape bowl, beat on medium (med-high for a hand mixer) for 90 seconds.
  8. This will aerate the cake and give it structure.
  9. Scrape the bowl down and in two additions add the egg mixture, beating for 20 seconds after each addition.
  10. Scrape the bowl one last time and give it a couple pulses.
  11. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes, (rotate pan 180 degrees after 25 minutes) a toothpick inserted in the center will come out clean and the top of the cake will spring back when lightly pressed.
  12. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack for 10 minutes, remove sides of pan and allow to cool to room temperature.
  13. About 2 hours.
  14. It's delicious slightly warm with just a dusting of powdered sugar, topped with sweetened whipped cream or served with pistachio ice cream.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 802.75 Kcal (3361 kJ)
Calories from fat 465.8 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51.76g 80%
Cholesterol 384.07mg 128%
Sodium 927.92mg 39%
Potassium 360.77mg 8%
Total Carbs 76.46g 25%
Sugars 65.86g 263%
Dietary Fiber 1.03g 4%
Protein 13.85g 28%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 14%
Iron 2mg 11%
Calcium 144.7mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 336.18 Kcal (1408 kJ)
Calories from fat 195.07 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.67g 80%
Cholesterol 160.85mg 128%
Sodium 388.6mg 39%
Potassium 151.09mg 8%
Total Carbs 32.02g 25%
Sugars 27.58g 263%
Dietary Fiber 0.43g 4%
Protein 5.8g 28%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 14%
Iron 0.8mg 11%
Calcium 60.6mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 20.2
  • 23

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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