Pistachio cake with Lemon Curd Filling
Pistachio cake with lemon curd filling has wonderful flavor of pistachio and lemon. It is nutty and has a beautiful light green color. I made this cake a few days back for my hubby's birthday. To give the green color, I added a box of pistachio pudding mix along with powdered pistachio. Try this sweet,nutty and tangy cake. You will surely love it.
Cake flour- 2 1/2 cup
Pistachio pudding mix- 1 box (3.4 oz./9 g)
Baking powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Sugar- 1/2 cup
Butter- 4 tbs (1/4 cup)
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Milk- 1/2 cup
Pistachio crushed- 1/2 cup
( half for the cake and the rest for garnish)
Lemon curd filling ( recipe source: Joy of baking.com)
Sugar- 1/2 cup
Lemon juice- 1/4 cup
Lemon zest- 1/2 tsp
Butter- 3 tsp
For the frosting
Confectionery sugar- 2 cup
Butter- 1/2 stick
Vanilla essence- 1/3 tsp
Lemon juice- a few drops
Whipping cream- 1- 2 tbs
To make the filling
Whisk together,egg,sugar,lemon juice and lemon zest. Using a double boiler method cook stirring continuously till it thickens. It will take about 7-8 minutes. Strain to remove lumps add butter and whisk till the butter melts and gets incorporated. Cover and chill till it is ready to use.
To make the frosting
Whisk sugar and butter,first in low speed and then increase the speed and beat for three minutes. Add vanilla and cream and beat for one more minute. Keep in fridge till it is ready to use.
To make the cake
Pre heat oven to 375 degree F
Whisk together, flour,pistachio pudding, baking powder and salt and set aside.
Whisk butter and sugar till pale and fluffy. Add egg one at a time and beat for three minutes till light and fluffy.
Mix in the flour mixture and the milk in little additions and gently fold in. Add half of the crushed pistachios and then transfer into prepared cake tins. Bake for 30 minutes or till a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then carefully insert the cake to a cooling rack and allow to col down completely. Cut the cake into two slices. Place one slice on the plate and gently pipe a outline with the frosting and then spread the lemon curd filling in the center. Place the second layer of the cake and spread the frosting. Garnish with the rest of the pistachios. Refrigerate for a hour before serving.
Hope you will all enjoy!