Pistachio cake

Pistachio cake is a wonderfully moist and flavorful dessert, featuring the unique taste of pistachios throughout. This recipe offers a simple yet delicious way to create a pistachio cake from scratch, topped with a light and creamy frosting. It’s perfect for any occasion, from casual gatherings to more formal celebrations.

Pistachio Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground pistachios (from unsalted, shelled pistachios)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional, enhances flavor)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup pistachio paste or finely ground pistachios for extra flavor (optional)

For the Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup finely ground pistachios, plus whole or chopped pistachios for decoration
  • Green food coloring (optional)


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