My husband is usually the guinea pig for my baking adventures. He had this cake before, so it will not be utterly new to him on his birthday. On the other hand, who wants to be a guinea pig on his birthday. But for the first time ever, I will make a birthday cake myself. To make it impressive enough to be a birthday cake, I will make it a layer cake with the cream cheese frosting between and on top the layers. I know it will be good.
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon rosewater
1/2 cup pistachios, finely chopped
1/2 cup cream cheese
3 tablespoons honey or agave syrup
1/4 cup pistachios, chopped
Just before serving the cake, whip together the cream cheese and honey/agave. With a spatula, spread evenly over the top and sides of the cooled cake. Then sprinkle with chopped pistachios. Ready to serve.