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Red Wine Cake with Pistachios recipe

Red Wine Cake with Pistachios.

An elegant dessert for a dinner party orgathering that can be made ahead to avoid last minute rushes.

Recipe: Red Wine Cake withPistachios

1 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/3 cups ground California pistachios
3/4 cup dry red wine
1/2 cup whole shelled California pistachios

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Beat butter with sugar and salt untilmixture is creamy and light-colored. Beat in the eggs one ata time.
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour with cocoapowder, baking powder, cinnamon and all but 2 tablespoons groundpistachios. Stir this mixture alternately with wine into thebutter mixture to get a thick batter. Fold in whole pistachios.
  • Butter a 7 or 8-cup (8 or 9-inch wide)ring mold pan. Spoon batter into pan.
  • Bake for 35 to 50 minutes or until a pickinserted into center comes out dry. (Deeper, narrower pans takelonger.) Cool 10 minutes then gently invert cake from pan. Sprinklewith the remaining ground pistachios.

    Makes 12 servings.

    Tip: Pulse pistachios in a food processoruntil coarsely ground.

    Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof the California Pistachio Board.

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