Pistachio Rose Cake

vegan pistachio rose cake

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Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 6-oz container vanilla yogurt (kite hill is good)
  • 2 cups nondairy milk
  • 1 cup coconut or sunflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (or substitute white vinegar)
  • 2 cups organic evaporated cane juice (sugar)
  • 3 ¼ cups unbleached flour
  • ¼ cup organic or non-GMO cornstarch
  • ½ tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup unsalted pistachio pieces (plus some whole pistachios for optional garnishing)
  • 4 tablespoons rose powder

Cake Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Coat 2 cake pans with any vegetable, coconut, or sunflower/safflower oil.

Combine the yogurt, soymilk, sugar, apple cider vinegar, and oil in one bowl, whisking or stirring with an electric mixer.

Sift the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg ingredients together in another bowl. Mix.

Add the dry ingredients slowly to the wet mixing in between.

Grind the pistachios in a food processor (or chop with a knife).

Transfer 2 ½ cups of the batter to a different bowl. Add the pistachios to this bowl and mix.

Pour the batter with the pistachios in it into one of the cake pans.

Add the rose powder to the remaining batter. Mix. (I also added a drop of red food coloring because I didn’t think the rose powder made it pink enough.)

rose powder

Bake the pistachio cake for 18 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Bake the rose cake for 23 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

vegan pistachio cake

vegan rose cake

Ganache Ingredients:

  • 2 bags chocolate chips
  • ½ cup sweetened soy or almond milk

Ganache Directions:

Melt the chocolate chips and nondairy milk in a saucepan over low heat, stirring often.

Once the chocolate is completely smooth, remove from heat.

Cool the chocolate until it becomes thick enough to spread with a knife.

Remove one cake layer from baking pan, and place onto a plate.

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Spread a layer of ganache over the surface area of the bottom layer of cake.

making vegan pistachio rose cake

layering pistachio rose cake

Place the other cake on top of the iced one, and make sure it’s properly aligned.

vegan pistachio rose cake

Spread the remaining ganache on top and on the sides of the entire cake.

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slice of vegan pistachio rose cake

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