Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Recipe: Pistachio Coffee Cake...



I have always loved coffee cake so I was delighted to come across this lovely recipe in You magazine for The Daily Mail last Saturday. My mum is still here so we decided to road test it for a change from her usual coffee cake recipe. I have to say the addition of the pistachio nuts adds a fabulous texture to the mix...

Ingredients...

225g butter
225g caster sugar
4 large eggs
3 tbsps strong cold coffee
75g pistachio nuts finely chopped
250g self-raising flour,sifted
25g icing sugar,for dusting

Filling...
300ml double cream
2tbsp icing sugar
110g pistachios,roughly chopped

Directions...

Preheat the oven to 180c .Grease two 8in sandwich tins. Place the butter and sugar in a large bowl and whisk until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time until well incorporated. Add the cold coffee and the chopped nuts then carefully fold in the flour. Pour the mixture into the prepared tins and transfer to a warm oven. Bake for 20 mins until risen and golden brown. Remove and allow to cool on a wire rack.

For the filling, pour the cream into a bowl and whisk until it forms soft peaks. Add the icing sugar and nuts and fold gently with a spatula until the mixture forms soft peaks.



To finish spread the filling on one half of the cake and sandwich together with the other half. Top with a dusting of icing sugar and serve.


A gorgeous mid afternoon treat ,and one which I will definitely be making again soon!

Have a lovely day:)
Anne xx

24 comments:

  1. That looks very rich and yummy! :-)

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  2. Oh my goodness, that looks so delicious! I am a huge lover of pistachios!!

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  3. I would say that goes beyond coffee cake. That looks amazing!

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  4. coffee and cake!! I'll be right over:)

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  5. I think I can smell this baking! This looks so good and so moist!

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  6. That looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Oh yum! That sounds so good. I might have to try this!

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  8. Oi, I can see you two enjoying your afternoon...

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  9. wow that looks declicious!! definetly going to try making it!!!

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  10. Would like to try your perfect looking cake!

    ♥ Franka

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  11. Oooh, that looks amazingly delicious!!

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  12. Oh it looks so light and delish. How do you stay so slim when you're such a good baker (Plus that looks like a good cuppa!)

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  13. That looks amazing! I love anything with pistachios, so I'll definitely have to try this.

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  14. Oh, I love pistachios, Anne. One of my favorite icecream flavors is pistachio. This cake looks simple delicious.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  15. Delicious !!! Anne...love ....xxx..

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  16. Oh wow this looks delicious! I'll have to give this recipe a try - soon!

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  17. That looks so yumy. These photos are really great. Delicious.

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  18. what a fabulous recipe and looks amazing!!

    xoxo
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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  19. I love the flavour of pistachios in anything and your cake looks delicious. I've found some really good recipes in the You magazine. I cut out the Basil Chicken with Lime from the same issue.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

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  20. Gorgeous cake! I loved that you added pistachios in here.

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  21. Thank you Anne! I followed you back! Your blog is lovely! And delicious:)
    xoxo

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