Easter Nest Cake with Sour Cream-Royal Icing & Pistachios Delight











Celebrate Easter with a lovely Easter Nest Cake adorned with Sour Cream-Royal Icing and sprinkled with Pistachios. This creamy, nutty delight balances sweet and sour flavors for a festive dessert that's sure to impress.


Step 1: Preparation

Kickstart your Easter baking by prepping your oven and cake pan. Preheat your oven to a cozy 375°F, and lightly grease a ring-shaped cake pan with your choice of butter or a non-stick spray. This simple step ensures your cake comes out perfectly every time, ready to impress your family with its beautiful shape.
Pro Tip: Use parchment paper in the pan for an easier release.

Step 2: Mixing the Batter

In a medium mixing bowl, blend together the sugar, eggs, and softened butter until the mixture becomes creamy and smooth. This process introduces air into the batter, making your cake fluffy and light. The creamy texture is a telltale sign that you're on the right track to a delightful Easter treat.
Pro Tip: Room temperature ingredients blend more smoothly.

Step 3: Adding Sour Cream and Flour

Now, gently fold in the sour cream followed by the all-purpose flour into your creamy mixture. The sour cream adds a subtle tanginess and moistness to the cake, balancing the sweetness perfectly. Mix until just combined to keep the cake tender. The result? A smooth batter ready to pour into your prepped cake pan.
Pro Tip: Avoid overmixing to maintain a soft cake texture.

Step 4: Baking the Cake

Pour the cake batter into the greased pan, smoothing the top with a spatula. Slide it into the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes. The golden brown color and a skewer coming out clean will signal that your cake is perfectly baked. Awaiting you is a fluffy and moist base for your Easter nest.
Pro Tip: Rotate the cake halfway through baking for even browning.

Step 5: Making the Royal Icing

While the cake cools, whisk an egg white until soft peaks form. Gradually incorporate lemon juice and sugar, beating until you have a glossy, firm royal icing. Add a drop or two of your favorite food coloring for a festive Easter touch. The royal icing will act as both a delicious topping and a 'glue' for your pistachio decorations.
Pro Tip: For a stiffer icing, add more sugar.

Step 6: Decoration

Once your cake has cooled, drizzle it with the royal icing, allowing it to cascade down the sides beautifully. Sprinkle the chopped pistachios generously on top, pressing lightly to adhere. The pistachios not only add a delightful crunch but their vibrant green adds a pop of color, making this cake a true Easter spectacle.
Pro Tip: Feel free to personalize the decoration with Easter-themed candies or fresh fruits.