Pistachio and Orange Yogurt Cake with Orange Flavored Whipped Cream

I must have a thing for pistachio cakes because I can't resist any new recipe that comes along. Absolutely loved the orange zest with it...added some OJ to the whipped cream too. And yes, it seems to taste even better the next day. I made it in a springform pan, but El made it in a loaf pan and topped it with some whole pistachios. Really a pretty presentation if you want to click on Fresh below to take a gander. Her photos always make me drool. 

Pistachio and Orange Yogurt Cake with Orange Flavored Whipped Cream
From Fresh

1 c (100 g) pistachios (shelled, unsalted, no skin) or 1 cup pistachio flour
1 c plus 2 tsp. (150 g) flour
2.5 tsp (10 g) baking powder
1/4 tsp coriander
8 tbs (110 g) butter, melted and cooled
3/4 c plus 1 tbs (165g) sugar
2 eggs
4 tbs (60 g) plain yogurt
2 tbs (28 g) freshly squeezed orange juice

extra butter for greasing the pan
extra flour for flouring the pan

Preheat oven to 350 F
Grease and flour standard loaf pan or multiple mini-loaf pans (I used a spring form pan and lined the bottom with parchment.

Grind the pistachios in a food processor until you have about 80-90% flour with a few pistachio pieces remaining. (I used pistachio flour) Place in a bowl with the flour, baking powder and coriander and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix butter and sugar together on medium speed for about 1 minute. Mix in eggs. Mix in yogurt and orange juice. Add dry ingredients all at once and mix until blended.

Bake for 30-40 min or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool, remove from pan and serve.


  1. Divine! What wonderful flavors.



  2. love yogurt in cakes, this looks amazing!

  3. Very interesting with the pistachios and coriander. Sounds like it won't be really sweet, which is appealing to me. Beautiful photo Barbara. Such a pretty plate.

  4. Pistachio and orange, oh yum! I love the two together! This cake looks delicious, Barbara! I'd love a piece with my morning coffee. Thank you so much for sharing...

  5. I am not sure I could resist this pistachio cake either. Orange is suc a natural flavor pairing with pistachios. Love it,


  6. This look heavenly Barbara! I adore pistachios! xxx

  7. Beautiful cake Barbara. I love pistachios. I just made a cake with walnuts. Great minds and all that . . . . Happy New year.

  8. Pistachio and orange sound like the perfect thing for me this weekend...

  9. cool cake seems almost Middle Eastern

  10. Hi Barbara,

    Oh yummy! the cake looks delicious - love anything with pistachio.
    Happy weekend

  11. Such an interesting combination...pistachio and orange...I sure would love a slice of this cake.
    Have a great weekend Barbara :D

  12. I lOVE pistachio cakes, so I understand. I've seen it paired with citrus a lot lately, so it's been on my mind. Looks like a lovely cake!

  13. Oh my, does that look good. I have never made pistachio flour and can't wait to try it. I use almond and hazelnut flour often and look forward to trying a new one. Your lovely plate caught my eye, Barbara.

  14. Pistachios add such wonderful flavor and yogurt such great moisture, this cake sounds delicious!

  15. This looks beyond delicious, Barbara. Pistachios and oranges...a new combo for me.

  16. Dear Barbara, I am visiting you from Velva's blog.
    This is a very nice cake and I cannot resist pistachios either!
    I hope that you will visit my blog too and we may become blogging friends in this nice "foodie" world.
    Blessings and stay warm, Catherine xo

  17. Loved that your added OJ to the whipped cream, too! This sounds delicious.

  18. I love this, because it's so easy and delicious - a simple recipe with so many layers of good flavor, and a nice shot of citrus to brighten it all up!

  19. What a gorgeous cake! You love the pistachio, but it's the orange that draws me in.

  20. This is my idea of heaven. What a delicious sounding cake! With all those yummy ingredients, its got to be amazing.
    *kisses* H

  21. Love pistachio anything! Thsi looks scrumptious!

  22. i can't figure out why we don't use pistachios more in everything--they're so delicious! great cake, barbara. :)

  23. Barbara,
    This pistachio and orange cake looks amazing. I think the orange flavored whipped cream makes it. I love all desserts with orange in it.

    I hope the January days are treating you good so far.




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