Wonderful Pistachios Cake with Yogurt and Winter Citrus - Taste USA

Wonderful Pistachios Cake with Yogurt and Winter Citrus

  • Duration 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Serving 8 servings

Recipe provided by the Wonderful Pistachios


  • 1¼ cups (310 ml) shelled Wonderful PistachiosRoasted & Salted
  • 1 cup (250 ml) all-purpose flour, sifted
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon (1 ml+) nutmeg
  • 1 cup (250 ml) granulated sugar,
  • plus 1 tablespoon(15 ml)
  • ½ cup (125 ml) unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ teaspoons (7.5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 oranges, segmented, ½ cup
  • juice reserved
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) honey
  • 2 cups (500 ml) vanilla yogurt
  • Garnish with shelled Wonderful PistachiosRoasted & Salted, coarsely chopped


  • 1

    Heat oven to 325°F (175 °C). Grease an 8-inch (20 cm) round cake pan with cooking spray and line the bottom with parchment paper.

  • 2

    Whisk together sifted all-purpose flour, baking powder, and nutmeg in a bowl. Set aside.

  • 3

    Combine ¼ cup (60 ml) of Wonderful Pistachios and 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of sugar in a food processor until they are fine crumbs. Remove from food processor and set aside.

  • 4

    Pulse remaining 1 cup (250 ml) Wonderful Pistachios until finely chopped and some pea-sized pieces remain.

  • 5

    Beat butter and 1 cup (250 ml) sugar in bowl of an electric mixer. Add the vanilla extract, then the eggs one at a time, beating to incorporate in mixture between each egg.

  • 6

    Beat for 1 minute after adding the last egg so the mixture is light and fluffy. Stir in flour mixture just until incorporated then stir in pulsed Wonderful Pistachios by hand.

  • 7

    Spread batter evenly in the prepared cake pan and sprinkle the finely processed sugar and Wonderful Pistachios crumb mixture on top. Bake for about 1 hour and 20minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan, then gently remove.

  • 8

    Combine reserved orange juice and honey for glaze in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and cool.

  • 9

    Top cake with dollops of yogurt then orange segments. Garnish generously with extra coarsely chopped Wonderful Pistachios and drizzle glaze over entire cake.

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