So I've been asked to do a pistachio cake and for the first time in a while I am a little clueless. Does anyone have a good recipe for this? I also saw a Pistachio extract online however the reviews say that it taste like chemicals and nothing like Pistachio. I want to make sure the flavor comes through for this pregnant lady! lol.
I have made this many, many times and, as simple and elementary as it sounds, it has always been a huge success with everyone. I see no reason this recipe could not be made as a layer cake instead of a sheet cake, if that is your choice. The recipe calls for pecans, but I have used pistachios, too and it is good either way.
Yes, one can make a good tasting pistachio cake by adding 1/3 to 1/2 cup of very well chopped (ground?) nuts to any basic white, yellow, or fr. vanilla cake. I have done it using this recipe: http://www.cakecentral.com/recipe/7445/the-original-wasc-cake-recipe Some people have added a drop or two (no more!) to the batter for a light green color.
@Miss.Reynolds , I am so sorry! That is the second time today that I forgot to attach the link! Here you go.
Thank you both! I will give these a try!
sometimes the extracts and oils do taste funny -- but it is also easy to overdo it with these items so use it discreetly -- like the lorann oils are measured in drops -- when we are used to teaspoons kwim --
also there is pistachio pudding that can be added to a cake mix -- just another thought
oh you already made it -- duh on me
Thank you @k8memphis. I did use the pudding!
you both are so sweet -- thanks