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Pistachio Lemon Cake with Cardamom Whipped Cream

Pistachio Lemon Cake with Cardamom Whipped Cream... it's the perfect cake light & airy cake on a spring/summer day.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Servings: 12 slices
Author: Nisha @ honeywhatscooking


  • Dry Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup pistachios grinded
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
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  • Wet Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 stick unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 organic eggs
  • zest of 1 lemon or 2 tsp
  • optional: 2 drops green food color
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  • for the whipped topping
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp cardamom powder start with 1/4 tsp and add more if need be


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grind the pistachios in a small blender. I used my Cuisinart 4-cup food processor.
  • Combine all the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
  • Zest the lemon, you should have roughly 2 tsp.
  • Whip butter in a large bowl until creamy.
  • Add sugar and blend until creamed, about 5 minutes.
  • Then add eggs one at a time.
  • Now add vanilla and mix well.
  • Now alternate between the dry ingredients and milk starting and ending with the dry in 2 batches. Adding some flour. DO NOT OVER MIX!
  • Now add milk. Alternate until done. DO NOT OVER MIX.
  • Add lemon zest.
  • Add 2 drops of green food color, more if you wish. Combine.
  • Pour the batter into a round 9" springform pan and into the oven for 40-45 minutes.
  • Once cool, dislodge cake and place it on a cake stand.
  • Now make the whipped cream topping. Add all the contents of the whipped cream in a large bowl.
  • Mix until light and fluffy, DO NOT OVER MIX otherwise you'll end up with butter.
  • Whipped topping is done. Top over cake and serve.
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