Ramadan is almost coming to an end which means Eid will be here soon. Today is Eid Eats 2014, a virtual Eid Party, that Sarah from Flour & Spice and I are hosting.
We asked all of you to make a dish that you would make for Eid. For many, this is a time to make extravagant meals and have family over. Personally, I have never done a lot of cooking on Eid. We used to go to my parents for a big lunch and now we visit my brother and his family.
On Eid, I usually make something simple that we can eat after Eid Salaat. This Pistachio Topped Vanilla Cake is one of the treats I like to make on Eid. It is very simple and easy to make. It also wonderful when used in a trifle.
If you would like to participate in Eid Eats 2014, please head to the bottom of this post to share you Eid dish! Please also visit all the other blogs participating and leave a comment! Just a reminder...here are the guidelines for the party:
The party will take place in the form of a link-up. Here's how to participate:
- Prepare a dish that you would normally make on Eid. Write up a blog post and post on July 25, 2014.
- Link your post to Flour & Spice and Chocolate & Chillies. Make sure to add the above button to your post.
- On July 25th, visit Sarah's or my blog to add your post to the link up in the following layout: Recipe Name, Blog Name.
- Be sure to visit and comment on the other blogs participating.
Pistachio Topped Vanilla Cake
Adapted from The Cake Boss
2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
3/4 cup canola oil
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
couple of handfuls of pistachios, coarsely chopped
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease two 9 inch round pan and line with parchment paper. Grease the parchment paper as well.
Using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs and sugar until slightly thickened, approximately 1 minute. Add the remaining ingredients (except the pistachios) and beat for 1 more minute or until the batter is smooth. Be careful not to overbeat. Pour the batter into the prepared pans. Sprinkle the pistachios on top.
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
This recipe can be halved.