VANILLA PISTACHIO CREAM CAKE
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Serves: 16 servings
 
Ingredients
  • For Cake:
  • 3 ½ cup almond meal/flour
  • ½ cup arrowroot starch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅔ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 6 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup raw honey
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • For Pistachio Paste:
  • ½ cup raw pistachios, soaked overnight
  • ¼ cup raw cane sugar
  • 2 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon pure almond extract
  • For Frosting:
  • 16 oz full fat cream cheese
  • ⅓ cup - ½ cup pistachio paste
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • Melted dairy free chocolate, for topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F and line two 6 inch baking pans with parchment paper. Grease the edges and set aside. Sift almond flour, arrowroot starch, baking soda and sea salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Separate the eggs from the egg whites and place the egg whites in a medium bowl. Place the yolks in a separate bowl with melted butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and lemon juice and whisk to combine. Add this mixture to the flour mixture and mix until smooth.
  3. Beat the egg whites using a hand mixer until whipped and fluffy, about 2 minutes, then set aside to sit for a moment. Gently fold in the whipped egg whites into the batter about ⅓ cup at a time, mixing carefully.
  4. Divide the batter between the two prepared baking pans. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the toothpick comes out clean. Let the cakes cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before turning the cakes onto the rack. Be very careful when doing this to prevent the cakes from falling apart.
  5. Next, make the pistachio paste. place pistachios in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the nuts are in small bits. Add the cane sugar, almond extract and almond milk and blend until relatively smooth. Set aside.
  6. To make the frosting, combine the cream cheese, pistachio paste, vanilla and maple syrup in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix with a paddle attachment until smooth. Once the cakes have cooled off, carefully slice the cakes in half from the edges. Frost each layer of the cake, or frost however you would like!
Recipe by My Digital Kitchen at http://www.mydigitalkitchen.ca/2019/04/13/vanilla-pistachio-cream-cake/