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Pistachio Biscuit Cake Recipe

Pistachio Biscuit Cake Recipe

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This pistachio biscuit cake is a dream for every pistachio lover. Layers of dipped biscuits, pistachio cream, pistachio ganache, and chopped pistachios make it perfect for birthdays and parties.

What Is Pistachio Biscuit Cake?

pistachio cake

This delightful dessert layers buttery biscuits soaked in milk with a luscious pistachio-infused cream, creating a harmonious blend of sweetness and nuttiness. Topped with a velvety pistachio ganache and adorned with crushed pistachios, each bite is a symphony of creamy richness and crunchy satisfaction. Whether served as a decadent treat for special occasions or a comforting indulgence for everyday cravings, this cake is sure to captivate the senses and leave a lasting impression with its irresistible taste and elegant presentation.

Tips for Perfecting Pistachio Ganache

Creating the perfect pistachio ganache requires attention to detail and a few key techniques to achieve a smooth, glossy texture and rich, nutty flavor. Here are some tips to help you master the art of making pistachio ganache:

  • Quality Ingredients: Start with high-quality white chocolate and pistachio paste. Using premium ingredients will elevate the flavor and texture of your ganache, resulting in a more luxurious end product.
  • Proper Ratios: Maintaining the right ratio of chocolate to cream is crucial for achieving the desired consistency. Typically, a 1:1 ratio by weight works well for pistachio ganache. However, you may need to adjust the proportions slightly depending on the specific brands of chocolate and pistachio paste you use.
  • Gentle Heating: When melting the white chocolate, use gentle heat to prevent it from seizing or becoming grainy. You can melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water (double boiler method) or in the microwave in short bursts, stirring frequently to ensure even melting.
  • Flavor Infusion: Add the pistachio paste to the ganache while it's still warm to ensure proper mixing and infusion of flavor. Stir until the pistachio paste is fully incorporated and the ganache is smooth and homogeneous.
  • Cooling and Setting: Allow the ganache to cool slightly at room temperature before spreading it over the cake. This helps thicken the ganache and ensures that it adheres well to the surface of the cake without dripping or running.
  • Texture Adjustment: If the ganache is too thick, you can gently reheat it to achieve a more spreadable consistency. Conversely, if it's too thin, you can chill it in the refrigerator for a few minutes until it thickens slightly.

Can I use any type of biscuits for this recipe?

pistachio biscuit cake

Yes, you can use any type of plain biscuits or graham crackers that you prefer. However, keep in mind that the flavor and texture may vary slightly depending on the type of biscuit you choose.

Is it necessary to refrigerate the cake for 4 hours or overnight?

Refrigerating the cake allows the flavors to meld together and the cream to set properly, resulting in a firmer and more cohesive texture.

Can I make the ganache ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the ganache in advance and store it in the refrigerator. Simply reheat it gently in the microwave or over a double boiler until smooth and pourable before spreading it over the cake.

How long will the pistachio biscuit cake keep in the refrigerator?

The cake can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Make sure to cover it tightly with plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out or absorbing any odors from the fridge.

Can I freeze the pistachio biscuit cake?

While you can freeze the cake, it's best to do so without the ganache topping. Wrap the assembled cake tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing for up to 1 month. Thaw it in the refrigerator overnight before adding the ganache and serving.

Can I use a different type of nut paste instead of pistachio paste?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with almond butter, hazelnut butter, peanut butter or cashew butter/paste for a different flavor profile. Keep the same quantities. Check the links I've added to try the homemade version; it’s much easier than you think.

How to make homemade pistachio paste?

homemade pistachio paste

Making homemade pistachio butter is much easier than you might think. All you need are pistachios and a blender. I've written a complete tutorial that teaches how to make homemade pistachio paste. Check it out here.

More Pistachio Dessert Recipes

6 pistachio dessert recipes

If you are a pistachio lover and the pistachio biscuit cake is not enough for you, go ahead and check out these 6 amazing pistachio desserts. get the recipes here.

20 Minutes
20 Minutes

For the biscuit layers:

  • 400g Biscuits/graham crackers
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) Milk

For the cream:

  • 2 cups (500g) Cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup (120g) Pistachio paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla bean paste *or 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (120g) Powdered sugar
  • 1¼ (300ml) Heavy cream, cold

For the topping:

  • 120g White chocolate
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) Heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons (60g) Pistachio paste

For decoration:

  • Pistachios
  1. Make the cake: In a large bowl place cream cheese and powdered sugar. Mix until smooth. Add pistachio paste, vanilla bean paste and mix until smooth.
  2. Add heavy cream and whip to stiff peaks. Set aside.
  3. Dip each biscuit into the milk for 1-2 seconds, then arrange at the bottom of a 20X30cm (8X12-inch) pan. Spread half of the cream on top of the biscuits. Then arrange another layer of dipped biscuits. Spread the remaining cream on top.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  5. Make the pistachio ganache: place white chocolate in a heatproof bowl, add heavy cream and heat in the microwave in 20-30 second pulses until melted. Stir until smooth. Add pistachio paste and stir until smooth.
  6. Spread the ganache on top of the cake. And refrigerate until ready to serve.
  7. Decoration: just before serving crush pistachios and sprinkle them on top of the ganache.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Pistachio Biscuit Cake Recipe


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