This Vegan Pistachio Cake With Chai Frosting Is Fluffy, Nutt

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This vegan pistachio cake with chai frosting is fluffy, nutty, and packed with comforting winter flavors. It’s also super simple to prepare!

INGREDIENTS

Pistachio cake:

Dry ingredients:

– 75g ground pistachios
– 2 tbsp matcha
– 2 tbsp potato starch
– 300g self-raising flour
– 1.5 tsp baking powder
– 175g caster sugar

Wet ingredients:

– 100g oil (we used vegetable)
– 200ml milk of choice, room temp
– 60ml fresh lemon juice
– 75g aquafaba

Chai frosting:

– 150 vegetable shortening
– 200g icing sugar
– 1 tbsp clove powder
– 2 tbsp cardomom powder
– 2 tbsp cinnamon powder
– 2 tbsp ginger powder
– 2 tbsp plant milk

Garnish:

– 3 tbsp chopped pistachios (optional)

METHOD

For the cakes:

-🍰Preheat oven to 180°C (160 fan)
-🍰Line two 8 inch cake pans with parchment
-🍰Set pans aside for later
-🍰Add 1 tsp of lemon juice to aquafaba
-🍰Whisk aquafaba until foamy (2-3 mins)
-🍰Set aquafaba aside
-🍰Mix dry ingredients in a bowl
-🍰Add milk, oil, lemon juice
-🍰Whisk until just combined (few seconds)
-🍰Gently fold in aquafaba with a big metal spoon
-🍰Pour batter into cake pans, split equally
-🍰Bake for 35 mins or until skewer comes out clean
-🍰Leave cakes to cool completely in pans

For the frosting:

-🍰Add shortening and sugar in stand mixer bowl
-🍰Beat until fluffy (around 3 mins)
-🍰Add spices, beat until combined
-🍰Pour in milk, beat for 1-2 mins

Assemble cake:

-🍰Generously add frosting on one cake
-🍰Place second cake on top
-🍰Top with more frosting
-🍰Finish off with chopped pistachios
-🍰Slice and serve!

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