• Post last modified:October 5, 2020
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There is a lot to celebrate around this time of year – from the beginning of sprin
g to Easter or Passover. If you will be celebrating with friends and families this weekend, we want to make sure you arrive with a delicious dish. How about dessert? This Pistachio Pound Cake is simply scrumptious!

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To bake, you will need:
•    Nonsticking vegetable oil spray
•    2 cups flour (possibly more!)
•    1 1/2 tsp salt
•    1 tsp baking powder
•    2 sticks unsalted butter (at room temp)
•    2 cups sugar
•    5 eggs
•    2 tbs lemon juice
•    2 tbs orange juice
•    2 tsp finely grated orange zest
•    1 tsp finely grated lime zest
•    1 cup unsalted pistachios that are coarsely chopped and divided

Time to make the cake!
•    Preheat the oven to 325 F and make sure there is a rack placed in the middle.
•    Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray and dust with flour, if need be.
•    In a medium bowl, whisk 2 cups of flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
•    In another bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy.
•    Add sugar to butter mixture and mix for 2 minutes.
•    Add eggs ONE AT A TIME to mix, beating in between additions.
•    Add the juices and zests until combined (about 3 minutes.)
•    Add dry ingredients and reduce speed to low.
•    Fold in ¾ cups pistachios.
•    Pour batter into pan and sprinkle the remaining pistachios on top.
•    Bake for 90 minutes. Halfway through baking, rotate cake.
•    Once tester comes out clean, cake is done!

Once cooled, simply cut a piece and enjoy. This recipe is sure to be a hit at any spring event or holiday! And you know if Paradiso Insurance recommends it, then it has to be good!