Friday, May 2, 2014

Little Pistachio Raspberry Cakes


I love ground nuts in a recipe.

These are more like mini tortes than cakes, because they use very little flour and are mostly ground nuts.

My goal was to make a raspberry dessert, since raspberries were on sale at the market, so I thought this combination would fit the bill.


Some notes:
~ The tops seemed to be getting a little too brown, so I lowered the temperature half way thru the baking time.
~ Don't stress if they sink in the middle a bit.
~ Best eaten after they have completely cooled, so they don't break apart.
~ Don't use too many raspberries or they will be too heavy.

You can also bake this as a cake in a 9" springform pan if you don't want to make mini cakes. Just increase the baking time about 15 minutes more.


Little Pistachio Raspberry Cakes: (makes 11...I know that's an odd number, you may get 12 if you use normal muffin tins!)

1 cup of ground almonds
1 cup of ground pistachios
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks butter), softened
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
zest of a whole lemon
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup flour
pinch of kosher salt
handful of raspberries
sliced almonds or pistachios and raw sugar for the top


Grind the almonds and pistachios in food processor (you can also buy almond and pistachio flour/meal at Trader Joe's....cheater).


Mix the butter, sugar, eggs and ground nuts together.
Add in the zest, and vanilla and mix until nice and fluffy.

Add in the dry ingredients and the raspberries at the end. Fold in the fruit gently, so it doesn't get all streaky red.

I use an ice cream scoop to plop even scoops of batter into greased muffin tins or these pretty parchment paper liners.


Spoon some raw sugar (turbinado) on top and some sliced almonds or pistachios.


Bake for 20 minutes at 350F, then turn the oven down to 325F and bake another 25 minutes (45-50 minutes total should be enough, but keep checking them).

Let completely cool in the pan.


They will stay moist for a few days.

Especially good for breakfast or after school snack (my favorite time).

Enjoy!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Stacey, since last week I am not getting your updates.When I tried to enter my email again I got message that I am already in your files, but after couple of days without updates I tried and I was able to enter my email again but it's been more than 3 days and still I am not receiving anything.I checked my spam and it's not there either. Could you please look into this, I like your posts I cannot imagine my day without checking what are you cooking.

Natalia B said...

These look amazing! I have almond meal at home since I bake with it, so am wondering on the consistency of the cakes if I use it instead of the ground almonds shown in your photo. Am going to try & see.

Anonymous said...

Hi Stacey: I see from a reader's comment that she has, also, not been getting your blog posts. It's very strange....but yours are not the only posts I'm not getting. They are not in my spam folder, so I am at a loss to understand what is happening. One thing for sure, not getting your posts is intolerable! Angela Muller

Stacey Snacks said...

Oh no! Not sure what's going on but I will look into it right away.

Andrea C. said...

Hi,
Loved these little cakes, they came out SO GOOD and moist!

On another note, we never see comments from your reader MIL anymore......I know you mentioned months back that she took a fall.

Please tell her we miss her comments and presence on your blog and hope she is doing well.

Andrea Curtain

Anonymous said...

Hi Stacey I was the first to post that I am not receiving your emails/updates and you said you were going to look into this. Is there any hope that you can fix the problem? Please let me know. (Vera)

Stacey Snacks said...

Vera,
I have asked and looked into it, and not sure why you are not receiving my emails anymore.
Can you send me your email and I will attempt to delete then put it into feedburner again.

Thank you! Sorry for the inconvenience, it's a google thing.

Stacey

Oui Chef said...

Love your little parchment cup liners, where did you get them?

Anonymous said...

Hi Stacey, I am not getting your emails. Please help.Here is my email:
risticvera@yahoo.com