So, tonight I had to use the shoe horn to fish out my wireless mouse that Alphonse had been playing with, haha! What even!
The other week I had a charity bake night with some of my friends, and it was a success! I got asked a couple of times "Are all these vegan?" - and they were indeed,not the people; but the cakes and scones and that! I am so pleased it was a success *smiles*
The favourite of the night was this pistachio and rose cake - which is exactly why I wanted to share this recipe with you! Because we use a bunch of ground pistachios, the cake is a little dense, but it is supposed to be! And it is even pretty healthy too! I only added icing sugar to the icing as the original was a little too.... meh for me, and it worked great!
Pistachio & Rose Loaf Cake
125g ground pistachios
70g oats - ground
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
A good pinch of salt
1/2 tsp cardamom
120ml vegan yoghurt (I jused Alpro coconut)
80ml maple of agave syrup
For the frostings:
2 tbsp maple or agave syrup
100g icing sugar
1/2 tsp pink food colouring
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp rose water (be very careful with this!)
100g icing sugar
Just enough lemon juice
A tiny bit of soy or almond milk
- Start by pre-heating your oven to 180C.
- In a large bowl,mix all the dry ingredients for the cake. Then, make a well in the middle, and add your yoghurtand syrup. Stir well to combine, then tip into a lightly oiled loaf tin. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
- Allow to cool slightly before popping it out of the mould. Then cool completely before decorating it! Have all the ingredients for the pink frosting in a blender and whizz until smooth (Add more icing sugar if necessary). Drizzle generously over the cake. Then, mix the remaining 100g of icing sugar with juice of 1/4 lemon and just enough milk to get a lush white frosting, drizzle this across the white to create that pink-zebra look!
- Decorate with chopped pistachios and you are ready to serve up this cake! I daresay you could even have a slice for breakfast if you wanted!
What is your favourite nutty cake? I'd love to hear it!
And I hope you are having a great week so far! I just finished up my working week today, but I have a tight schedule for the rest of the week, running errands and going to an Escape Room for the first time - yay! :D
Have a good evening!
Original recipe here