Greek Orange Honey Cake with Pistachios

Greek Orange Honey Cake with Pistachios

Greek Orange Honey Cake with Pistachios

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Greek
Diet Vegetarian
Servings 10
Calories 320 kcal

Equipment

Greek Orange Honey Cake with Pistachios 1
1 Skillet plus induction cooktop

Ingredients
 
 

  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup low fat greek yogurt
  • 2 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons ground almonds use a small food processor for this
  • 1 Meyer lemon zested (regular lemon can be used if necessary)
  • 1 orange zested
  • cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup coarse semolina farina, cream of wheat or creamy wheat cereal
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup olive oil plus 1 tablespoon
  • ½ cup shredded coconut for garnish, optional

For honey pistachio syrup:

  • cups salted pistachios shells removed, plus more for garnish
  • cups honey
  • 2 oranges juiced
  • 1 lemon juiced

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a 9” x 13” baking dish by coating evenly with butter and then flour.
  • Place all dry cake ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Place all wet cake ingredients in a separate bowl and mix well.
  • Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing well with a spoon or whisk. Once well mixed, pour into the prepared baking dish, making sure to distribute evenly with the spatula.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and well cooked. Stick a toothpick in the center to test the doneness; it should come out dry to let you know the cake is ready.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely once done baking.
  • While the cake is cooling, you can prepare the syrup. Toast the pistachios in a dry nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.
  • When they begin to smell, add honey, and the orange and lemon juices and bring to a boil for 2 minutes until it becomes dense.
  • Pierce the top of the cake with a knife to create some slits. Pour the syrup over the cake into the slits, as evenly as possible.
  • Crush the extra pistachios and garnish with pistachio crumbles and shredded coconut. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 7gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 95mgPotassium: 134mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 104IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 105mgIron: 2mg
Food Group Rice, Pasta & Grains
Cooking Method Baking, Simmering
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