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Ingredients:

Cake
  • 3 cups - flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons - baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons - salt
  • 2/3 cups - butter
  • 2 teaspoons - almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups - sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups - milk
  • 5 - egg whites
  • 1/2 cups - sugar
  • Cream Filling
  • 3/4 cups - pistachio nuts, chopped
  • 1 cups - cream, scalded
  • 1/2 cups - cream, plain
  • 1/3 cups - sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons - flour
  • 1/4 teaspoons - salt
  • 3 - egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoons - butter
  • 1 teaspoons - vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoons - pistachio extract
  • - tint with green coloring
  • 7 Minute Frosting
  • 1/2 cups - salted pistachio nuts, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups - sugar
  • 1/3 cups - water
  • 1 tablespoons - white corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoons - salt
  • 2 - egg whites, unbeaten
  • 1 teaspoons - pistachio extract
  • - tint with green coloring
  • Directions:

    Cake:

    Combine flour, baking powder, salt; sift and set aside.

    Cream together butter with almond extract, gradually adding sugar. Beat adding alternately above dry mixture with milk. Set aside.

    Beat egg whites until frothy; gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, and beat until stiff peaks form. Place egg white mixture on above mixture and fold.

    Bake in two 9-inch cake pans at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes.

    Cream Filling:

    In a sauce pan sift together sugar, flour and salt. Blend in 1/2 cup of plain cream; gradually add scalded cream. Bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes.

    Remove from heat; put in double boiler and cook with cover for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring 3 or 4 times.

    Beat egg yolks; add 3 tablespoons of above mixture, then add this to remainder of above mixture. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes.

    Remove from heat; blend in butter, vanilla, pistachio extract and green coloring. Cool. Add nuts; chill and spread on cake.

    7 Minute Frosting:

    In a double boiler, combine sugar, water, corn syrup, salt and egg whites. Place over simmer water and beat while simmering with rotary beater until stiff peaks form.

    Remove from heat; blend in pistachio extract and green coloring.

    Frost cake and sprinkle nuts over frosting.

    Brief Description

    Almond flavored cake layered with pistachio cream filling and topped with pistachio flavored frosting.

    Main Ingredient:

    pistachios

    Category:  Cakes

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 1 hour(s)
    Cook Time: 45 min

    Posted By:

    MarySue

    Posted On:

    May 20, 2020

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