Pistachios Lemon Cardamom Vegan Cake


Pistachios are ground and mixed into flour to create a lightly coloured cake with a nutty flavour and a perfect texture. To add a tangy touch, the cake is soaked in lemon syrup and covered with lemon icing.
by Feli Chic’Cuisine

With flavourful cardamom spice and crispy pistachios, Pistachio Lemon Cake offers classic Middle Eastern flavours. Pistachios are ground and mixed into flour to create a lightly coloured cake with a nutty flavour and a perfect texture. To add a tangy touch, the cake is soaked in lemon syrup and covered with lemon icing.


This Pistachios Lemon Cake is moist, slightly dense, nutty, and hearty full of pistachios and lemon flavour.

What is cardamom?


Cardamom is a spice made from the seed pods of the cardamom plant, a close relative to ginger and turmeric, that is native to South India.


In addition to its complex aroma, cardamom has a fruity, almost menthol-like flavour. It is slightly astringent if used in excess. It pairs beautifully with citrus and can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes.


Cardamom and pistachios are a delightful combination, and this is the perfect recipe for spring.

I love how this cake almost melts in your mouth and you'll want to make it all the time.



 

Prep. Time: 15 min

Bake Time: 45 min

Cool Time: 10 min

Total Time: 1 h 05 min

Serves: 10 slices

 

Ingredients
  • 200g / 7oz plain flour

  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 3/4 tsp baking soda

  • 150g / 5.3oz caster (granulated) sugar

  • 90g / 2.8oz unsalted pistachios

  • 8 cardamom pods, crushed

  • 1 lemon, juice and zest

  • 80ml / 2.7fl.oz vegetable oil

  • 200ml / 6.8fl.oz almond milk / oat milk / soya milk

For the Syrup

  • 7og / 2.5oz caster (granulated) sugar

  • 1 lemon, juice

For the Glaze

  • 130g / 4.6oz / 1 cup icing (powdered) sugar

  • 1 lemon, juice

To Decorate

  • crushed pistachios


 

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C ( 350°F / 4 gas mark). Line a loaf tin 23x13 cm (9x5 inch) with baking paper. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.


2. In a food processor, pulse pistachios into crumbs. Measure out 1 tablespoon and reserve for decorating.


3. Add grounded pistachios, cardamom, lemon zest and juice, oil and almonds milk (oat/soya milk) to the flour mixture, and gently fold them together. Only mix until just combined, being careful not to over-mix.


4. Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf tin. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until golden brown, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle come out clean.


Prepare the Syrup

5. In a small bowl, add the icing (powdered) sugar and lemon juice. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Using a toothpick, prick holes in the top of the cake. Pour the syrup on top. Let to cool for 30 minutes. Transfer the cake onto a cutting board to cool completely.


Prepare the Glaze

6. Combine icing (powdered) sugar with lemon juice, and stir until thick. Once the cake is completely cooled, coat with icing and top with crushed pistachios. Let sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes.


Enjoy

 

Did You Try This Recipe?

Please, leave a comment and let me know what you think! And, don’t forget to snap a pic and tag #felichiccuisine on instagram!

 

Pistachios Lemon Vegan Cake - Pistachios are ground and mixed into flour to create a lightly coloured cake with a nutty flavour and a perfect texture. To add a tangy touch, lemon syrup is soaked into the cake and covered with lemon icing.
by Feli Chic'Cuisine
The beautiful spring came, and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also. - Harriet Ann Jacobs
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