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Recipe: pistachio almond cake Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday.

10. Ingredients for Almond Cake: 1 1/3 cups (265g) sugar 8 oz. almond paste (225g) 3/4 + 1/4 cup (140g total) flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp salt 1 cup (225g) unsalted butter, cubed and room temperature 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp almond extract 6 eggs, room temperature

Ingredients for Almond Cake: 1 cups sugar 8 oz. almond paste + cup total) flour 1 tsp baking powder tsp salt 1 cup unsalted butter, cubed and room temperature 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp almond extract 6 eggs, room temperature

9. The pistachio cake recipe makes two 9-inch cakes. These are not light, fluffy, airy, spongy cakes. Rather, they are closer in density to a quick bread which makes sense considering all of the nut paste and ground nuts. My cakes always cave a little bit (or a lot) in the center because of my altitude. For the almond cake, I planned on only one layer sandwiched between the two pistachio cake layers.

Recipe: pistachio almond cake Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday.

14. Add the rest of the flour mixture and stir until just combined.

Add the rest of the flour mixture and stir until just combined.

16. The almond cake will look like this.

Recipe: pistachio almond cake Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday.

3. Blanching Pistachios 1 lb. pistachios, raw, unsalted, and shelled.   In a medium saucepan. Add the pistachios and boil for 3-4 minutes. Drain and remove the skins (most should come right off). This can be a time-consuming step if you have a lot of pistachios, so give yourself plenty of time. Spread the skinned pistachios on a baking sheet and let dry or place in a very low oven (100°C or 225°F) for 10-15 minutes – but don’t let the pistachios brown or the flavor will be altered.

Recipe: pistachio almond cake Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday.

4. Pistachio Paste 1 lb. pistachios, raw, unsalted, and shelled 8 oz. sugar 1 tbsp corn syrup 1/3 cup water Place the pistachios, sugar, corn syrup, and water in a food processor and blitz until smooth. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a month or the freezer for longer. Makes about 3-4 cups.

Recipe: pistachio almond cake Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday.

15. Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake 55-65 minutes or until the top is deep brown and the center is set. Let the cake cool completely before removing it from the pan. If it sticks to the bottom, hold the pan over a burner for a few seconds and the cake should release when inverted.

Recipe: pistachio almond cake Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday.

13. Add the eggs to the batter, one at a time, pulsing to incorporate after each addition. Scrape the sides of the bowl down as necessary. Add half of the flour mixture and pulse until combined.

Add the eggs to the batter, one at a time, pulsing to incorporate after each addition. Scrape the sides of the bowl down as necessary. Add half of the flour mixture and pulse until combined.

17. Stabilized Whipped Cream Frosting:   2 tsps unflavored gelatin powder (about 1 envelope) 1/2 cup cold water 4 cups heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup confectioners sugar

Stabilized Whipped Cream Frosting: 2 tsps unflavored gelatin powder (about 1 envelope) cup cold water 4 cups heavy whipping cream cup confectioners sugar

19. Assembly: With a serrated knife, trim each of the cake layers to the same height (mine were 3/4-inch). Set the trimmings aside for snacking. Place a pistachio cake layer, bottom side down, on the serving plate

Assembly: With a serrated knife, trim each of the cake layers to the same height (mine were Set the trimmings aside for snacking. Place a pistachio cake layer, bottom side down, on the serving plate

11. Oven 325°F. Butter, parchment, and butter a 9×3-inch round baking pan. Grind the sugar, almond paste, and 1/4 cup of flour in a food processor until it resembles sand. Whisk the remaining 3/4 cup of flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Set aside.

Recipe: pistachio almond cake Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday.

make your own pistachio paste/butter

Recipe: pistachio almond cake Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday.

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