Looking for a pistachio cake recipe, very moist, maybe a syrup over it, like the one at Le Pain Quotidienne

Can't find anything like it online, can't stop thinking about it!

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dinner A. December 6, 2017
I've made this cake with pistachios instead of almonds, and it come out similar to your description (and is excellent): http://www.lottieanddoof.com/2012/05/almond-olive-oil-cake/
 
HalfPint December 6, 2017
Ok, this one is a lot of effort, but in my opinion, so worth it: Milk Bar Pistachio Cake
https://trissalicious.com/2012/03/21/facing-fear-milk-bar-pistachio-cake/
http://flourtrader.blogspot.com/2013/03/pistachio-layer-cake.html

I listed 2 recipes because one is in metric and the other is in US-friendly volume (?).

A former co-worker made this, twice, and it was amazingly delicious each time. While not difficult, it is a cake that required multiple elements that you could make ahead. I can vouch that the final product is worth the effort. There are good reasons it is a best seller for Milkbar.
 
Nancy December 6, 2017
See this pistachio tart, which includes some brown sugar and corn syrup in its filling. Haven't made the recipe but it looks similar.
https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/pistachio-tart
 
sashalina December 6, 2017
Thanks, this one looks fun!
 
witloof December 6, 2017
https://smittenkitchen.com/2017/04/pistachio-cake/
 
sashalina December 6, 2017
Because of course she did! Thank you! The one I had was an individual little cake, about muffin tin sized, with this sort of a topping on top. This might be a good place to start experimenting from. Thanks!
 
Nikkitha B. December 5, 2017
The fig and pistachio cake at the end of this Mimi T post is super easy to make, beautiful, and tasty http://mimithorisson.com/2016/08/02/2-recipes-from-my-new-cookbook/

Her walnut cake is also great! https://food52.com/recipes/64753-walnut-cake

 
sashalina December 6, 2017
Thanks for the tip!
 
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