• Serves 8
  • 35 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 13 Ingredients


This is one of my all time favourite cakes. I absolutely love making this for my family. It’s a delicious and indulgent cake with some bold flavours.

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 1 1/2 cups (225g) Plain flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Ground cardamom and Nutmeg
  • 1 cup (140g) Unsalted pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • 180g Flora Salt Reduced
  • 1 cup (220g) Caster sugar
  • 2 tsp Finely grated lemon rind
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup (280g) Greek-style yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) Honey
  • 150g Flora Salt Reduced - icing
  • 1 1/4 cups (300g) Ricotta
  • Honey, extra, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 20cm (base measurement) round cake pan and line the base and sides with baking paper. Combine the flour, baking powder, cardamom, nutmeg and three-quarters of the pistachio in a bowl.
  2. Use an electric mixer to beat the Flora Salt Reduced, sugar and lemon rind in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the flour mixture and gently stir to combine. Fold in the yogurt until just combined. Spoon the mixture evenly into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. Bake for 35-40 mins or until a skewer inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean. Set aside in the pans for 5 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Use an electric mixer to beat the honey and extra Flora Salt Reduced in a clean bowl until smooth. Fold in the ricotta.
  4. Place the cake on a serving platter. Carefully cut the cake into two halves. Spread one half of the cake with half the ricotta mixture. Top with the remaining cake and spread with the remaining ricotta mixture. Sprinkle with the lemon zest and remaining pistachio. Drizzle with extra honey to serve.

Notes... This recipe can easily serve 8-10 people. It's a rich and indulgent cake that'll have you savouring each bite.
  • Gotta try this. I havent had any experience with pistachios, no idea what they taste like, but I’ll give them a go in this cake

    • Never tried pistachios? Oh no. You have missed so much. They are utterly delicious! :-)


  • This looks really good . Thanks for sharing


  • This looks so amazing. Very well done.
    I guess that if there is some left, it must be kept in the fridge because of the ricotta, or not?


  • sounds totally lovely as we all love pistachios


  • I have never tried this cake before, surely I have been missing out! – looking forward to trying it out and sharing with my family, perhaps!


  • My favourite nuts – I’ll be making this cake. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.


  • looks so good!!


  • I love Pistachios!


  • This looks absolutely delicious! I’m just trying to stay healthy and not making any cakes at the moment!


  • If i give you my address will you deliver me a piece? It looks absolutely delicious!


  • This does look so delicious. I’d love to taste it.


  • I make this once. It was really good.


  • I can’t wait to try this recipe. I hope it tastes just as good without the lemon


  • I’ve never thought of using cardamom in a cake. That would be interesting to try :)


  • omg! yum!!!!! Im addinv this to my list tobake. Love that it uses ricotta anf yogurt. 8-10 people, I think me and hubby can po lish this st night when kids go to sleep


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