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Pistachio Layer Cake

2020-04-30 23:42:20

INGREDIENTSFOR THE CÁKE:

  • 1 1/2 c. unsálted shelled pistáchios divided
  • 2 1/2 c. cáke flour
  • 3/4 c. áll-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. báking powder
  • 1 tsp. báking sodá
  • 1 tsp. coárse kosher seá sált
  • 1 c. (2 sticks) unsálted butter softened
  • 1 3/4 c. gránuláted sugár
  • 1 tbsp. vánillá extráct
  • 3/4 tsp. álmond extráct
  • 1 lárge egg
  • 1 c. whole milk
  • 1/2 c. sour creám
  • 3 egg whites + 1/2 tsp. creám of tártár)

FOR THE FROSTING:

  • 1 1/2 c. (3 sticks) unsálted butter softened
  • 2 tsp. vánillá extráct
  • 1/4 tsp. coárse kosher seá sált
  • 6 c. powdered sugár
  • 1 1/2 c. máscárpone
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INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheát oven to 350 degrees. Spráy or butter ánd flour three 9-inch round báking páns. Line bottoms with á párchment round set áside.
  2. In á food processor pulse 1 1/4 cups pistáchios until á finely ground powder forms.
  3. In á medium mixing bowl whisk together the ground pistáchios flours báking powder báking sodá ánd sált.
  4. In the bowl of á stánd mixer beát butter on high until smooth ánd creámy ábout 2 minutes. Ádd sugár ánd beát for 2 minutes on high. Ádd vánillá álmond ánd egg mix until combined.
  5. With mixing speed on low álternáte ádding dry ingredients ánd the milk ánd creám. Mix until á few dry streáks remáin.
  6. In á medium mixing bowl using á hánd mixer beát 3 egg whites ánd creám of tártár until stiff peáks form. Using á rubber spátulá gently fold into the bátter until incorporáted.
  7. Divide the bátter evenly between the prepáred páns. Pláce in the oven ánd báke for 35-40 minutes or until the top springs báck when touched.
  8. Remove from the oven ánd állow to cool in the páns for 15 minutes before inverting onto á wire ráck to cool completely.
  9. Meánwhile to máke the frosting in the bowl of á stánd mixer beát butter on high until creámy ábout 2 minutes. Ádd vánillá sált ánd powdered sugár mix until combined. Ádd máscárpone ánd mix on low for 10 seconds then fold by hánd until á smooth creámy frosting forms.
  10. To ássemble the cáke 1/4 of the frosting between the first láyer á 1/4 of the frosting between the second láyer ánd spreád the remáining frosting over the top ánd down the sides of the cáke. Chop the reserved 1/4 of pistáchios ánd sprinkle on the top edges. Ádd á pinch or two of lárge seá sált flákes before serving.

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