Cherry Pistachio Spelt Bundt Cake

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This pistachio cherry pound cake, adapted from Baking Bites, is beautiful to take to a holiday get-together and is full of festive seasonal flavors. As it bakes, the outside browns nicely to form a slightly crunchy crust and has a tight, tender crumb that almost melts in your mouth. The pound cakes don't usually get too dressed up, but a little vanilla glaze and some dried barberries give the cake a little more character.

CakeVanilla Glaze
  • 350 g Refined spelt flour
  • 50 g Oat flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/3 tsp Salt
  • 110 g Butter, at room-temperature
  • 100 g Raw sugar
  • 0,6 g Pure stevia extract (1:300) or 200 g of sugar
  • 3 Large eggs, at room-temperature
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 110 g Vegetable oil
  • 240 ml Milk, at room-temperature
  • 300 g / 1 bottle Sour cherries, well-drained
  • 70 g Toasted pistachios
  • 25 g Butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 180 g Powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp Dried barberries, optional
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Butter and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
  2. Whisk together the flours, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Cream butter, raw sugar and stevia until light. Beat in eggs, one at a time until well combined.
  3. In another bowl, combine vanilla extract, milk and vegetable oil. Working in two or three additions, alternately add the flour mixture and the milk mixture to the butter mixture, ending with a final addition of dry ingredients. Fold in drained cherries and pistachios until well-distributed. Pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack before topping with vanilla glaze.
  5. Combine all ingredients for the glaze in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cake. Sprinkle with some dried barberries. | © 2014 | | © 2014 |


Judit + Corina @ Glamorous Bite 27/12/14 06:02

Cranberry and pistachio sounds divine and would make a cheerful breakfast treat. Have a wonderful holiday season!

Beena 27/12/14 06:11

Angie, those colors are perfect for the season. Yummy holiday treat.

GG 27/12/14 10:25

This looks wonderful, it would be such a treat to receive and fun to bake. Perfect Christmas colours. GG

Helene Dsouza 27/12/14 10:30

I have never heard of barberries before, maybe they have another name which I might know.
Angie I would enjoy a slice or two right now of your fruity cake with my afternoon coffee and add some whipped cream too to the picture. :)

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 27/12/14 12:23

The interior looks moist and colorful and I'm sure delicious. I've grown very fond of pistachios lately and cherries are always a welcome addition.

Cranberry Morning 27/12/14 15:21

That sounds like a fantastic combination! Looks delicious.

Mijú 27/12/14 15:24

Que corte se ve genial!!!
Un saludito

Cheri Savory Spoon 27/12/14 16:18

Hi Angie, love that you used spelt flour, looks absolutely delicious! Happy Holidays to you and yours!!

Abbe@ThisisHowICook 27/12/14 17:13

Perfect Angie. I have yet to try barber rise as here they are pricey. This cake is so cute though, that now I want to remedy this! Hope you had a great holiday.

Abbe@ThisisHowICook 27/12/14 17:14

Barberries. Why did it change it?

Ivy 27/12/14 18:37

It looks so good! A perfect cake for the Christmas holidays.

Geri Saucier 27/12/14 19:39

Beautiful cake:) Love the flavors and the texture looks melt-in-your-mouth delicious:)

Unknown 27/12/14 19:52

what wonderful flavors Angie! Love!

The Yum List 27/12/14 23:06

Now that is like no bundt cake I've ever tasted. Yum!

Lisa Ho 28/12/14 01:44

beautiful bake Angie :D
You inspire me with the use of spelt flour in baking "2 thumbs up" :D

Sue 28/12/14 02:22

This cake looks so festive, and the texture looks perfect inside!

Nammi 28/12/14 05:28

Hi Angie!! just dropping by to wish you a Merry Chrstmas and have a happy new year!!! ps can I have a slice of that gorgeous cake :)

Barbara Bakes 28/12/14 06:11

Your bundt is so festive and fun!

jasna varcakovic 28/12/14 07:57

Beautifully looking cake; like a mountain under the snow!

Catherine 28/12/14 08:24

Dear Angie, I hope you had a Merry Christmas!
The cake looks like a wonderful and delicious cake.
Wishing you a beautiful and blessed Happy New Year! xoxo Catherine

Gloria Baker 28/12/14 09:59

This look absolutely beautiful Angie!
Happy New year!

Culinary Adventuress Piyali Sekhar Mutha 28/12/14 10:14

You have got a beautiful blog. It will be delight to learn from here. The Cherry Pistachio Cake looked perfectly delightful.

Nadji 28/12/14 11:30

Un gâteau très gourmand. J'aime beaucoup et j'en mangerai avec plaisir.
Très bonnes fêtes de fin d'année et à bientôt

Tania@ MyKitchen Stories 28/12/14 13:35

Beautiful flavours and my favourite type of cake. Spelt is so good for you and pistachios are just ....well perfect really. I didnt wish you a merry Christmas Angie, so I will get in early or the new year. Happy New Year

Barbara 28/12/14 13:49

So pretty, Angie. I do love pistachios and cherries together!

Vicki Bensinger 28/12/14 15:56

What a beautiful cake. I've never heard of barberries, I had to look them up. This is such a festive bundt cake. I had to laugh when I saw bundt cake. I'd just finished watching The Big Fat Greek Wedding and if you've seen that then you know why I found it humorous. I love bundt cakes and this recipe looks delicious!

Monica 28/12/14 17:04

This is so pretty! And that crunchy crust on a cake like this is to die for! Sounds sublime.

Ани 28/12/14 19:01

Merry Christmas Angie. Beautiful pictures of a delicious bundt cake!

Unknown 28/12/14 20:45

Merry Christmas Angie. Very nice and tempting cake dear. Perfect. Loved it. :)

Regina 29/12/14 05:52

This cake looks so festive. I love the red, green and white colors. I have never seen barberries here in North America but I remember my grandma giving us Russian hard candies with berberitzen flavor. I loved them!

Marcela 29/12/14 11:53

I love the cake! Looks scrumptious! Happy New Year!

Kelly 29/12/14 12:53

Gorgeous cake, Angie! The sour cherries look so pretty! I love the colors, so festive and perfect for this time of year!

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen 29/12/14 13:24

This cake looks very festive! Happy New Year to you, Angie!

Joanne 29/12/14 13:27

Such a totally festive cake! I love the pairing of cranberries with pistachios.

Kitchen Belleicious 29/12/14 14:32

angie girl- it is absolutely beautiful. just beautiful and I love the red colors popping out in every direction. Perfect for the holidays. Hope you had a great Christmas and here is to a happy new year!

grace 29/12/14 15:12

the cross-section of this is stunning! i love cherries, and if i'd ever heard of or had barberries, i'll bet i'd love them too. :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 29/12/14 15:56

I love the sound of cherries and pistachios together in this beautiful cake and the sprinkle of dried berries on the glaze make it so festive and pretty. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Angie, and Happy New Year.

Balvinder 29/12/14 16:35

I love dried fruits and nuts in a cake. This is a beauty!

Tricia Buice 29/12/14 17:01

This is so pretty Angie! Love the cherries and pistachios giving it that festive color! Pound cake is so wonderful - with or without the glaze. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. Happy New Year!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 29/12/14 17:45

What a beautiful seasonal cake, I would love a slice with my tea right now :D

fimere 29/12/14 19:19

un gâteau fantastique et délicieux
bonne soirée

Evelyne CulturEatz 29/12/14 22:32

I am particularly fond of sour cherries, pairing with pistachio is so great. A beautiful cake for the holidays for sure. Happy New Year!

Unknown 29/12/14 23:48

This is a beautiful, festive and very moist looking cake!

Gemma 30/12/14 00:12

This bundt cake has such an amazing texture! I bet it tastes as good as it looks, there's no doubt cause the pictures speak for themselves! :-)
Love the beautiful glaze with the tiny barberries pieces, they make a nice contrast!

Happy New Year Angie!

Kathy 30/12/14 03:45

Fabulous looking cake, Angie! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

chow and chatter 30/12/14 05:10

this looks wonderful happy new year

Amy (Savory Moments) 30/12/14 14:53

Spectacular cake, Angie! I love the pistachio + cherry combination - it sounds delicious. Happy New Year!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 30/12/14 18:05

Beautiful, festive, and chock full of my favorites: cherries and pistachios! I am sure it was gobbled up Angie! A most blessed and happy new year to you dear friend!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 30/12/14 21:11

What a spectacular cake! Love the cherries and pistachios---so festive and yummy! Happy New Year from New Zealand!

Gina and Oli 30/12/14 21:14

You've done it again, and just in time for the new year. This looks festive and must be delish. Happy 2015!
Gina and Oli

noobcook 31/12/14 06:25

They look festive and stunning! Happy New Year!

Copycake kitchen 31/12/14 12:46

So nice your cake, dear! Happy New year 2015! :)

Sue/the view from great island 31/12/14 18:15

I love a great pound cake, and this one is pretty to boot! Happy New Year Angie!!

Alida 31/12/14 18:29

Oh Bundt cake! Fab recipe Angie with cherries and pistachios. I love the red colour of the berries. Very festive. I wish you a fab 2015!

jasna varcakovic 31/12/14 22:36

@Jasna Varcakovic

Happy New Year Angie; I wish you health, happiness and success in 2015!

Debra Eliotseats 1/1/15 16:29

This dessert dresses up nicely!

Unknown 1/1/15 16:36

It looks so delicous. Yummy yummy. Happy new year Angie. :)

Shiran @ Pretty. Simple. Sweet. 3/1/15 20:52

Pistachios and cherries are one of my favorite combinations! I think that the cake looks beautiful and elegant even without the glaze! Happy New Year Angie!

Chaya 5/1/15 01:04

A beautiful cake with interesting ingredients. Thanks Angie.

Koko 5/1/15 18:41

So festive! I love the colours! Sounds like an awesome treat...Mmmm!

Sokehah cheah 6/1/15 00:40

Wow, this is so pretty. Like the decor and the stand :)

MunatyCooking 8/1/15 10:58

Angie, I love this cake already not only for the ingredients but it looks gorgeous, I wish I can get that slice ... Yum!

Kiran @ 30/1/15 17:21

Looks so comforting! Love the flavors here, Angie. I could have this with tea, everyday :)


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