The Great British Keto Bake Off: Lively Lemon & Pistachio Cake

Updated: Nov 22

On GBKBO this week we'er baking the delightfully bright and zingy, Lemon and Pistachio cake. We thought the sumptuously soft sponge, packed with rich flavour would be the perfect Keto dessert for dark wintery evenings. This recipe is for 16 servings so half the recipe if needed.


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Keto Lemon & Pistachio Ingredients:


Sponge:

140g Erythritol

120g Butter

200g Cream Cheese

8 Eggs

250g Ground Almonds

1tsp Vanilla

2tsp Baking Powder

1/2tsp Salt


Lemon Curd:

200g Butter

200ml Lemon Juice, Fresh

9 Egg Yolks

1tsp Xanthan Gum

100g Erythritol


Topping:

Whipped Cream

Lemon Zest

Chopped Pistachio


Cooking Guide:


Firstly to make the sponge cream together erythritol, butter (at room temperature) and cream cheese. Then add the eggs, vanilla and baking powder and salt (if you like) until all components are well blended. Then add in the ground almonds whisking thoroughly until you have a smooth mixture. Bake in the oven for 25 - 30 mins at 170 degrees until lightly browned on top. Remove form the oven and allow too cool.


For the curd melt the butter in a large pan on low heat, then add the lemon juice, erythritol and xanthan gum. Increase the heat slightly and add the egg yolks and continue to gently stir until your mixture thickens. Don't increase the heat too much or the mixture will split.


Allow too cool and pour onto the sponge, spread it over evenly and add anything you would like to top it off. We've added freshly whipped cream, some chopped pistachios and lemon zest.


And it's ready to go

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