Monday, 10 September 2018

Vegan Pistachio Olive Oil Cake

A must try dessert for any happy occasion, Vegan Pistachio Olive Oil Cake! This delicious and vegan nutty cake is prepared with good quality olive oil and pistachio nuts. This sublime, moist and dense cake is can be just done in a few tics. Serve slightly warm with ice cream of your choice or fruit sorbet.

A must try dessert for any happy occasion, Vegan Pistachio Olive Oil Cake! This delicious and vegan nutty cake is prepared with good quality olive oil and pistachio nuts. This sublime, moist and dense cake is can be just done in a few tics. Serve slightly warm with ice cream of your choice or fruit sorbet.

 



When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade and when life gives you olive oil you make olive oil cake, must have thought Italians. Cake with olive oil, I was intrigued when I had it the first time in one of the leading restaurants Ask Italian in London a few years back. We tasted and instantly wanted more. Since then, this cake was on my to-do list and I looking for an opportunity to bake in my own kitchen. 

A must try dessert for any happy occasion, Vegan Pistachio Olive Oil Cake! This delicious and vegan nutty cake is prepared with good quality olive oil and pistachio nuts. This sublime, moist and dense cake is can be just done in a few tics. Serve slightly warm with ice cream of your choice or fruit sorbet.


Recently my sunny boy had his birthday, a perfect opportunity for me to bake this so easy and simple, no frill cake for him. A generous amount of pistachios, good quality olive oil and polenta make this cake extra special. It turned out just how we wanted. Just don't limit yourselves to serve this fabulously nutty cake only for birthdays, mother's day or father's day, I think it would be perfect for afternoon tea or morning coffee as well. 

A must try dessert for any happy occasion, Vegan Pistachio Olive Oil Cake! This delicious and vegan nutty cake is prepared with good quality olive oil and pistachio nuts. This sublime, moist and dense cake is can be just done in a few tics. Serve slightly warm with ice cream of your choice or fruit sorbet.


A cake with full of flavours and with an Italian heritage! So now you have decided to make this pistachio olive oil vegan cake, you must have some questions to ask, am I right? 

My son's favourite baked goodies - Cashew and Amaranth Nankhatai ( Indian style spiced shortbread ) | Eggless honey cake | Eggless strawberry pastel de Tres Leches cake


What type of olive oil can I use to make an olive oil cake? 

For olive oil cake, you'll need mild or light extra virgin olive oil, but if you don't mind strong overpowering flavours in the cake then you can use the stronger flavoured olive oil, which I used. 

Can I make this cake gluten-free? 

Yes, you can. Use instant fine polenta and gluten-free plain flour that is easily available in the market.

Can I use salted pistachio for this cake?

No, you'll need normal raw pistachio for this recipe, with or without skin doesn't matter. 

Can I frost pistachio and olive oil cake?

Usually, this cake is served as it is, maybe a little icing sugar sprinkled on the top when the cake is completely cooled.


Ingredients in vegan pistachio olive oil cake? 


Because of the main ingredients of this cake are pistachio, olive oil, so let's start with them. If you are trying this cake first time, try to use light or extra light, extra virgin olive oil. You will need fine polenta aka maize flour too, and in India, you can use Makki ka atta and get unsalted and unroasted pistachios. 

So, now we have all the main three ingredients out of the way, let's talk about how to make this cake vegan. I have used flax eggs - the flax egg is perfect natural vegan egg replacer. It's inexpensive and works great in any baking recipes. To make flax egg at home, you will just need flax seeds, grind it in a coffee blender and use 1 tbsp + 3 tbsp water when recipes require 1 egg. Leave the mix for at least 15 minutes and then add in your wet ingredients. Next on the list is milk, and we used rice milk but you can use almond, hazelnut, soy or oat milk. All that's left is sugar, plain flour, orange or lemon zest and good quality baking powder.


What do I serve with Pistachio Olive Oil cake? 


This cake tastes so delicious on its own even when it is cold, but you can serve warm with ice cream, sorbet or any poached fruits such as apricot, strawberries or rhubarb. I loved it with espresso :) Just to let you know that olive oil and pistachio make this cake heavy and rich, so a small piece is more than enough! 


How easy to make Pistachio Olive Oil Cake?

I'm a novice baker, who ponders over any baking, if I can bake, definitely you can and with this recipe, I am sure your children, partner or husband could make this for you. (hint hint Mr JCO) There are no advanced baking skills required to bake this cake, just add dry ingredients into wet, mix it and bake, but still, you'll have this showstopper cake ready!

A must try dessert for any happy occasion, Vegan Pistachio Olive Oil Cake! This delicious and vegan nutty cake is prepared with good quality olive oil and pistachio nuts. This sublime, moist and dense cake is can be just done in a few tics. Serve slightly warm with ice cream of your choice or fruit sorbet.


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Yield: 6-8 pieces

Vegan Pistachio Olive Oil Cake

A must try dessert for any happy occasion, Pistachio Olive Oil Vegan Cake!
prep time: 15 minscook time: 50 minstotal time: 65 mins

ingredients

200 g unsalted pistachio kernels
200 ml extra virgin olive oil
125 g  fine polenta
75g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 flax eggs ( 3 tbsp flax seed powder + 9 tbsp water mix and leave it for 15 minutes)
200g caster sugar 
Pinch salt
1 tbsp. orange or lemon zest
60-80 ml vegan milk

For topping
2 tbsp. vegan sugar
30 ml orange juice
handful of slivered pistachio

instructions

First mix flax seeds powder and water and leave it aside for 15 minutes.
Preheat the oven to gas mark 4, 180C or 350F.
Grease a  20cm/7" cake tin with extra virgin olive oil.
Add pistachio into Froothie optimum vac 2 and grind till you get finely crushed pistachio.
In one bowl add crushed pistachio, polenta, plain flour, baking powder, lemon zest, and salt.
In another bowl mix olive oil, caster sugar and flax eggs and 60ml milk. 
Then add dry ingredients and mix gently, if you need to, then add more milk.
Pour the cake mixture into the greased cake tin and bake for 40-45 minutes or until the skewer inserted comes out clean. 
Remove the cake from the oven and leave it to cool on a wire cake.

To finish
In a one cup mix sugar and orange juice, and heat it in the M/W until sugar dissolves. 
Pour it over the cake, then garnish the cake with pistachio slivers or crushed pistachios.
Serve with ice cream, sorbet or poached fruit.
Enjoy!

NOTES:

For an eggless version use normal dairy milk, cut down on olive oil and add some butter.
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I used Froothie Optimum Vac 2 to grind pistachios and I was happy with the results.

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33 comments:

  1. This cake looks so pretty and delicious! I have been putting olive oil in my baking for a few years now but haven't made a pistachio cake!! I can't wait to try your recipe!

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  2. Thank you Elaine! Please do try it, you won't be disappointed.

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  3. This cake is just beautiful and seems like a perfect treat..can't wait to try this flavor..

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  4. I've never made an olive cake! Actually, I've never even baked with olive oil before! It's def on my list to try one of these days :)

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  5. This sounds like such an interesting cake! I'm going to give this one a try!

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  6. I have yet to try my hand at making an olive oil cake at home. Yours looks delicious, and I love the garnishes. Pistachio is one of my favorite ingredients - this would be a perfect way to end a meal!

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  7. I have a thing for nut cakes and I like them dense just like this one! On top of that pistachios are my favourite nut so this is just perfect!

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  8. Polenta for making cakes :-) wow! This is the first recipe I have come across for polenta cakes and just yesterday I saw polenta chips at a place.. I guess I need to start cooking with polenta soon especially when I live in polenta country :-)

    Your cake looks delicious and moist! Can't wait to try it!

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  9. I have never tried olive oil for bakes yet. Yours look delicious.

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  10. I love polenta based cakes. This sounds so delicious. The golden color is so pretty. Pistachio is one of my favorite nuts. Can't wait to try this. Yum.!

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  11. This is so new and inspiring to me! The fact that you made it vegan too is just awesome!

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  12. I tried an olive oil cake for the first time this year and it was absolutely delicious! I love your pistachio version. This looks beautiful :)

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  13. Yum! I've had olive oil cakes, but not one like this before. It looks spectacular and I bet it smells really lovely, especially with the bit of orange zest in this.

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  14. I love the flavors in this cake! You have given the best instructions and have so much info for alternatives so everyone will enjoy this cake

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  15. Cake looks delicious and beautiful. I think you don’t need any icing over it. Already looking pretty. Yesterday I also baked a cake with olive oil and very happy with the taste. Superb share Jagruti.

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  16. Wow! this is delicious. I do make cakes with oil but this is the first time I will be making it with maize flour. Will try!

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  17. Well this is just the prettiest cake! I’m obsessed with how perfectvthose pistachio slivers look. Mine never turn out that pretty!!!

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  18. This cake looks just simply out of the world,not can beat to have a slice of this cake with a cup of masala chai for an evening snacks.

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  19. Olive oil is not an ingredient that I have used very much in baking, but this looks fantastic! I love that you used polenta too!

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  20. A very well explained post! The cake looks out of this world with pistachios and olive oil, scrumptious but light. And the clicks are very tasteful and elegant. 😊

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  21. I'm crazy about anything pistachio so this cake looks absolutely irresistible to me. I love the flavors and simplicity. Honestly can't wait to give this a try. Plus it's vegan too! Bonus.

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  22. I can't even think of olive oil in cakes and here you have come up with such a beautiful cake.

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  23. Such a delicious looking cake with such great flavours. Loving the fact that it is vegan worth trying out at the earliest. Must say, a fabulous share!!

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  24. Its even in my to do list for some long. Just reminded me to go and bake some😋 will bookmark this recipe.

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  25. This cake looks so divine! I have tried adding Olive oil in my baking couple of times but haven't made a pistachio cake!! Thank you for sharing this easy and fun recipe with us. I can't wait to try your recipe!

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  26. This vegan pistachio cake looking very stunning. Olive oil in baking is something which I love most. clicks are simple but standing out with this delicious cake.

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  27. Awww I can imagine the flavor out of the cake... Looks super amazing....
    I have an olive oil cake on my to-do list since a long... going to try soon :)

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  28. The olive oil and pistachios cake looks spectacular...the texture looks perfect and I love to have it as it is

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  29. Great pictures! I love olive oil cake and can't wait to try your version!

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  30. This cake looks so good. I'm not much of a baker but this recipe looks quite easy. I live in Italy so pistachios, olive oil and polenta are all larder staples for me. Want to give it a try!

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  31. HOw delish! I never would have though of putting pistachio and olive oil together in a cake but I bet this taste so moist and dreamy. Can't wait to try.

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  32. I like olive oil in cakes! I haven't made one with pistachios! Yum! Beautiful photos, too!

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  33. I haven't made an olive cake yet, this cake sounds interesting, I'll put it on my meal plan!

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