Lemon Pistachio Sponge With Creamcheese Frosting Recipe credit: ruhana ebrahim Pic Credit: @mama_taught_me_well Ingredients:4 xl eggs1 ¼ cups ordinary sugar1 ½ cups cake flour 2 teaspoon baking powder125g butter ½ cup full cream milkRind of 1 lemon Juice of 1 lemon (½ to be reserved)½ - 1 teaspoon lemon essenceFew drops yellow food colouring½ cup chopped pistachios. Frosting:125g butter2-3 cups icing sugar1 tub lancewood cream cheese Lemon juice (reserved from above)Crushed pistachios (garnish)
1. Beat eggs well with sugar till light and frothy. 2. Sift flour and baking powder. 3. Boil butter, milk, ½ of juice, rind and essence. 4. Add in flour and liquid alternatively, beating until smooth batter forms. 5. Fold in nuts. 6. Pour batter into greased and lined baking tray and bake in preheated oven at 180 °C for 35-40min. 7. Leave aside to cool for few minutes before cutting. 8. Make frosting by beating cream cheese until smooth. 9. Beat butter and sugar till fluffy, then add in lemon juice and cream cheese. Frost cakes and decorate as desired. 10. Sprinkle on crushed pistachios.