Vanilla Bean Pistachio Cake

Mild, ethereal and full of taste this Vanilla Bean Pistachio Cake is a a laugh and engaging taste aggregate ideal for virtually any occasion. 

Vanilla bean and pistachios go together so well. both flavors are mild and subtle and don’t overpower every other one bit! fortuitously vanilla beans are some thing that this woman keeps accessible thanks to my notable pals over at Rodelle! The vanilla beans that I used for this luscious cake are the ever scrumptious Madagascar vanilla beans, and you guy’s if you’ve by no means had vanilla beans before, pass pick yourself up a number of those babies!

Vanilla Bean Pistachio Cake

So that is genuinely one of my pass-to vanilla cake recipes. It’s superb simple and it whips up really high-quality. i like to interchange between vanilla beans, vanilla paste and vanilla extract depending on what kind of filing or frosting i used to be doing. for the reason that i was going with the mild taste of pistachio for this one I figured that vanilla bean might pair first-rate well with it and boy was I proper. 

I realize I probable say this all the time, however this is certainly one of my most favorite cakes thus far. No joke. a number of my different absolute preferred cakes is this Banana Cream Cake, Peanut Butter Banana Cake and this Black wooded area Cake. however i have so many distinct cakes on my weblog that it’s seriously hard to simply pick out a handful, so move search “Cake” and you’ll see some of the alternative exquisite flavors that I’ve played around with in the past.

Vanilla Bean Pistachio Cake


  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Rodelle Madagascar vanilla bean
  • 1/2 tsp Rodelle vanilla paste or pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk


  • 1 lb butter
  • 1 pkg pistachio pudding 3.4 oz
  • 1 tsp Rodelle pure vanilla extract
  • 5-6 cups powdered sugar
  • 4-6 Tbs milk
  • Chopped pistachios optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In bowl blend collectively your flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and whisk until mixed, set apart.
  3. In another bowl beat together your butter and sugar till fluffy, add for your eggs 1 at a time until blended
  4. Mix on your vanilla bean and vanilla paste.
  5. exchange adding your dry elements and milk into your wet elements.
  6. Place in 2 nine" prepared cake pans and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until golden and they spring back.
  7. Remove from oven and flip onto cooling racks to fully cool.
  8. Meanwhile to make frosting, in big bowl beat your butter till light and fluffy.
  9. Combo in pudding and vanilla and then upload on your powdered sugar 1 cup at a time.
  10. Once sugar is introduced upload on your milk slowly till you attain your favored consistency and keep to conquer on excessive for about five mins to fluff up.
  11. On turnstyle or cake stand area one layer of your cake after which spread about 1 cup of your frosting within the middle and unfold to approximately 1/2" from sides.
  12. Top with 2nd layer of cake after which unfold frosting across the pinnacle and sides of your cake until included, booking approximately 1 cup of your frosting for redecorating.
  13. To make a textured cake using a offset spatula vicinity lightly on the bottom of your cake and press into frosting and spin cake round, repeat in rows till you reach the pinnacle of your cake.
  14. Pipe remaining frosting into huge roses on top of cake then sprinkle with pistachios.

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