Pistachio-Honey Cake with Berries and Cream


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.

Pistachio-Honey Cake with Berries and Cream
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Cool Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup cornmeal

  • ¼ cup pistachio nuts, ground

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ¾ cup honey

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup milk

  • 2 tablespoon orange juice

  • ½ cup mascarpone cheese, chilled or cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup whipping cream, chilled

  • 2 tablespoon honey

  • 1 pint strawberries, halve large berries and slice

  • Chopped pistachio nuts


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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 (per serving)

371 Calories
22g Fat
41g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 371
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 279mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 15.9mg 80%
Calcium 90.9mg 7%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 163mg 3%
Folate, total 36.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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