Lemon cake with pistachios

Lemon cake with pistachios


Ingredients for the dough:

● 5 eggs
● 140g wheat flour
● 140g of sugar
● 1 teaspoon lemon zest
● 2-3 drops of lemon essence
● 1 pinch of salt

Ingredients for the cream:

● 75g of the softened butter
● 3 chicken eggs
● 225g of sugar
● Juice and zest of 3 lemons

Ingredients for decoration:

● 200g pistachios
● 400g whipped cream
● 2 bags of vanilla sugar


Separate the whites from the yolks.
Beat the egg yolks with a hand mixer and a half of sugar, lemon essence and lemon zest until the white bulk density.
Egg whites and whisk with the remaining half of sugar and a pinch of salt until a strong foam which is easily held on the rim of the mixer.
Half of the proteins added to the yolks and mix gently.
Sift flour and add to the mass obtained, gently stirring until a homogeneous mass. Then add the remaining proteins and again gently mixed.

Attention! Active mixing may cause deterioration of the sedimentation properties of dough and biscuits.

Baking dish vytelit baking paper according to the size, or if you use a silicone mold, brush edges with butter.
Heat oven to 180 ° C. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 30-40 minutes. Ready to pull biscuits out of the oven and cool. The cooled cake cut into two cakes.


To prepare the cream is necessary to beat the softened butter and sugar with electric mixer until white and fluffy mass. While continuing to whisk, gradually introduce the egg. The cream put on a hot water bath, stirring constantly with a whisk slowly introduce lemon juice and zest. Beat until cream until it thickens. Do not bring to a boil.

Ready cream cool. To this cream pot lowered to 2 \ 3 a container of cold water and stirring constantly cream, bring it to room temperature.

Korzh shift cream and put blank cake for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

Cake Decoration

To decorate the cake you need to whip the cream with the vanilla sugar until a creamy stable. If desired, you can add cream stabilizer, but if you use a high-quality cream with a fat content of not less than 33%, the cream itself is quite stable.

Decorate the top and sides of cake with whipped cream.

Roughly chop caramelized pistachios and decorate the sides of the cake.

The top of the cake to decorate with flowers of mastic or glazed lemon wedges.

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