If you've got family or friends who like Mr. Hubby does not care for chocolate then you're probably hunting just about now for holiday recipes without chocolate.
And here's the good news even if you aren't, you should totally make this cake. Especially if you love lemons or even if your relationship with lemons is a not-so-much one, like mine.
I know I'm not making much sense right now but if your take away from these first few lines is 'make this cake' then you get me!
For one thing this cake is reminiscent of the lovely old Italian cakes with polenta and citrus and it has that fantastic mouth feel and texture of that wholesome cake and the freshness of lemon bars. See what I mean now? - great texture, lovely refreshing flavor, win-win!
It's also a breeze to make - about 20 minutes to stir and sift and pop it in the oven. None of that cream this and fold that. Once baked, poke holes into the cake with a skewer and let the lemony sugar syrup seep right into it. So delicious!
Also just so you know, it's got pistachios, broken down - if you grind them in a food processor, you'll get the look of the photo on top. If you break them into courser bits, you'll get the look of the pic at the end of this post...yup scroll all the way down.
So choose as you will and either way Enjoy!