Delicious honey and pistachio cake perfect for a light after-lunch dessert. This honey cake mixed with ground pistachios, and topped with a light cream cheese frosting, fresh strawberries and drizzled with a delectable honey orange glaze.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Butter a 9x1 1/2-inch round cake pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment; set aside.

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  • In a medium bowl combine flour, cornmeal, ground pistachios, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

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  • In a large mixing bowl beat butter with mixer on medium to high for 30 seconds. Add 1/2 cup of the honey; beat 3 minutes, until fluffy. Slowly beat in eggs, one at a time. Add three-fourths of the flour mixture; mix just until combined. Mix in milk and remaining flour just until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.

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  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, just until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove cake from pan.

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  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan heat remaining 1/4 cup honey and the orange juice, whisking to combine. Poke warm cake with a wooden toothpick. Brush on honey-orange juice until absorbed. Cool cake completely.

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  • For topping, just before serving, in a medium mixing bowl whip mascarpone on medium to high for 30 seconds. Add cream and 2 Tbsp. honey. Beat just to soft mounds. Spoon topping on cake, drizzle with additional honey, then top with strawberries and chopped pistachios.

Nutrition Facts

371 calories; total fat 22g; saturated fat 13g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 7g; cholesterol 92mg; sodium 279mg; potassium 163mg; carbohydrates 41g; fiber 1g; sugar 25g; protein 6g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 583IU; vitamin c 16mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 36mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 91mg; iron 1mg.

Reviews (2)

32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: Unrated
07/26/2013
This is a truly special, lovely, absolutely divine cake! I altered the recipe to make it gluten-free, and all of my family - who are not gluten-free eaters normally - went crazy for it. It's moist and has a wonderfully nutty flavor and texture. The mascarpone topping is perfectly sweet and the berries add a nice freshness. I've made this twice already and plan to make it for many more special occasions!
Rating: Unrated
03/24/2014
It says there are 29 reviews...why can I only see one?