Recipe courtesy of Aarti Sequeira
Save Recipe Print
Date, Pistachio and Cardamom Cake
Total:
75 hr 35 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
72 hr
Cook:
3 hr 15 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
75 hr 35 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
72 hr
Cook:
3 hr 15 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Special equipment: Special equipment: 8- by 3-inch round springform pan

Coarsely chop the dates in a food processor. Transfer to a 32-ounce jar. Add the brandy, pistachios and ginger. Seal, and then shake until well combined. Store the mixture in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight for 3 days, shaking once a day. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Spray an 8- by 3-inch round springform pan with cooking spray and line the bottom and sides with wax paper. Have the wax paper go a little taller than the sides of the pan.

In a small bowl, sift together the flour, cardamom and coriander (if using), and reserve. In a stand mixer, or using a hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Gradually whisk in the eggs, one at a time, beating in between additions, until combined. Add the molasses, vanilla extract, salt and brandied fruit mixture, and gently beat until well combined. Add the sifted flour mixture, a little at a time. When it is all mixed in, beat at high speed for about 10 seconds. Pour into the prepared springform pan. Place a metal brownie pan on the floor of your oven. Fill with water; this will keep your cake moist. Pop the cake into the middle of your oven, and cook for 3 to 3 1/4 hours, turning once halfway through. You'll know the cake is cooked when a skewer pushed into the center of the cake, all the way to the bottom, comes out clean. Remove from the oven, and allow to rest in the pan on a cooling rack. Once completely cool, remove the cake from the pan, but keep covered in the wax paper to keep moist.

To serve: Make a snowflake out of a piece of paper like you did in primary school (you can also use a doily for this). Place it gently on top of the cake. Spoon a little powdered sugar in a strainer and dust the surface of the cake. Remove the paper to reveal a powdered sugar snowflake. You can serve with a dollop of whipped cream and minced pistachios too if you like. 

Cook's Note

Cake is best 3 days after baking.

Categories:

My Private Notes

Add a Note
Get the Recipe

Berry Dessert Lasagna

This chilled berry trifle is an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Pistachio and Cardamom Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy of Ady Abreu

Persian Pistachio-Cardamom Thins

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Vaziri

Yogurt and Pistachio Cake

Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken|Susan Feniger

Pistachio-Crusted Salmon Cakes

Recipe courtesy of Sara Moulton

Cherry-Pistachio Tea Cakes

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Sticky Toffee Date Cake

Recipe courtesy of Cheri Brownlee Company

Flourless Walnut-Date Cake

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Check Out Our

          Get a sneak-peek of the new Food Network recipe page and give us your feedback.

          See it Now!

          Latest Stories