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Pistachio Dark Chocolate Cardamom Amish Friendship Bread Cake ♥ littlyfiggy.com + friendshipbreadkitchen.com
Pistachio Cardamom Amish Friendship Bread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 1 Bundt cake
Author: Stacey Doyle | Little Figgy
  • 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread starter
  • 3 eggs room temperature and whisked
  • 1 cup oil
  • ½ cup milk brought to room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar plus extra for dusting
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour divided
  • cups pistachios shelled and roasted, divided
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 small box pistachio instant pudding
  • 2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon the juice is optionalChocolate Ganache
  1. Pre-heat oven to 325° F (162° C).
  2. Grease and dust a Bundt pan with sugar and prepare a cupcake pan with four to six baking cups.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the starter with the whisked eggs, then add oil, milk and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. Add sugar and 1½ cups of the flour. Mix until well incorporated.
  5. In a food processor, add 1 cup of the pistachios with ½ cup of flour, giving it a good blitz until the pistachios are chopped and combined well with the flour.
  6. Add the pistachio blend, baking powder, salt, pudding mix and cardamom to batter, mixing until well combined.
  7. Add the lemon zest and, if desired, the lemon juice.
  8. Pour the batter into the greased and sugar-dusted pan until ⅔ full. Pour any remaining batter into the baking cups, also filling to ⅔ full.
  9. Bake for 50-65 minutes (Bundt pan) or 25-30 minutes (cupcakes) or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and the top is lightly golden. Remove from pan and allow to cool completely.
  10. Chop the remaining ½ cup pistachios in food processor.
  11. For the Bundt cake, generously spoon room temperature chocolate ganache and allow it to cascade down the sides. For the cupcakes, pull off the paper liners and dip the tops into room temperature chocolate ganache, swirling it around a bit. Top with well-chopped pistachios.
  12. ENJOY!