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Pistachio Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, Pistachios, Poppy Seeds
Author: RGK/FootprintTheWorld


  • cup All-purpose flour or GF Flour
  • ½ cup Oil
  • 1 cup Fine sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • ½ tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • cup Poppy seeds
  • cup Coarsely crushed pistachios
  • ½ cup Almond or oat milk or regular milk
  • 1 pkt Pistachio flavor instant pudding mix 4 serving size
  • pinch Salt

Fresh Cream Icing For The Cake

  • 1 ½ cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • Garnish

Decor For Cake

  • ¼ cup Coarsely chopped pistachios


  • Preheat oven to 350° and spray pan with baking spray
  • In a large bowl, use a hand blender and mix oil and sugar for a few minutes
  • Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt one by one ( fold the dry ingredients slowly to incorporate air and will result in lighter and fluffier cake)
  • Add the eggs one by one (making sure each one is mixed before adding the next)
  • Add the milk and vanilla extract and mix for a few mins
  • Add the Pistachio mix and poppy seeds and mix again
  • Fold in the coarsley chopped pistachios
  • Bake at 350° for 32 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean as oven temps vary

Icing & Decorating The Cake

  • Whip cream, sugar, and vanilla extract at a high speed till a somewhat thick drip consistency.
  • Drizzle the cream on the cake
  • Decorate using coarsely chopped pistachios