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Pistachio Cardamom Pound Cake

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Pistachio Cardamom Pound Cake, the name has it all. This cake is a heavenly combination of the sweet-floral note from the cardamom and the nutty texture form the pistachios. I have never added cardamom to a cake before and i was totally surprised. Give this cake a try and you will definitely fall in love with the flavors.


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PISTACHIO CARDAMOM PUND CAKE
Pistachio Cardamom Pound CakeBy Sathya Sankar 
Makes one 9x5inch loaf









INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups(200g) cake flour, sifted
  • 2 sticks(227g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups(250g) granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup(80ml) heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coarsely ground pistachios, shelled and unsalted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
METHOD
  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare a 9x5inch loaf pan by greasing the bottom and sides with cooking spray and dust with flour.
  • In a medium bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and set aside.
  • In a bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with paddle attachment cream butter on medium high for 5 minutes.Gradually add sugar and continue to cream for about 3 minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl for even mixing.
  • Reduce the speed to low and add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Add the cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Add the flour mixture alternating with the heavy cream and ground pistachios in three additions. Do not over mix.
  • Add the batter to the loaf pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  • Bake for about 1hour and 15minutes. The cake should be golden brown and tooth pick inserted should come out clean.
  • Let the cake cool in the pan for 20 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.





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NOTES
  • Oven time may vary, so keep an eye on the cake close to 1hour mark.
  • If the cake starts to brown on top before its cooked through, loosely cover on top with a foil and continue to bake.
  • If you dont prefer cardamom powder, replace it with 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.







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