Pistachio and Blood Orange Bundt Cake

Pistachio Blood Orange Bundt Cake {www.thismessisours.com @beardandbonnet }

Hello dreamy pistachio and blood orange bundt cake! Maybe you remember my Cranberry, Ginger, and Coconut Bundt Cake…well, it is safe to say I am sort of loving the bundt these days. I am searching for crazy vintage bundt pans while creating new bundtlicious recipes like a mad woman.

Pistachio Blood Orange Bundt Cake {www.thismessisours.com @beardandbonnet }

There is no reason behind this bundt craze really except for the fact that they are ridiculously easy and delicious! I can’t even tell you how many mornings I had a slice of this cake for breakfast. Too many to count seeing that I have made it twice in a row now. (Hey, someone has to taste test all of these recipes right?) Blood Oranges {www.thismessisours.com @beardandbonnet }

Let’s be honest with one another and just admit that there is NOTHING hard about a bundt cake. They are one of the easiest cakes you can bake and can be stunning with nothing more than a little poured icing and a sprinkling of chopped nuts.

Pistachio Blood Orange Bundt Cake {www.thismessisours.com @beardandbonnet }

Which is probably why I love them so much. They always elicit a few oooh’s and ahhh’s when I walk them to the dessert table, everyone in my family loves them, and I come out the hero.  This version pairs two of my current flavor obsessions together blood orange and pistachio. They are a total match made in heaven !


Pistachio and Blood Orange Bundt Cake

  • Author: Beard And Bonnet
  • Yield: 10-12 1x


  • Coconut oil for greasing pan
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 4 tablespoons coconut cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla paste
  • 3½ cups blanched almond flour
  • 1 cup pistachio flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon blood orange zest
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

For the vanilla glaze

  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 56 tablespoons full fat canned coconut milk
  • seeds from 1 vanilla bean
  • 12 tablespoons finely ground pistachios

For the blood orange glaze

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 23 tablespoons blood orange juice


  1. To make the cake, preheat the oven to 350°F and adjust the rack to the middle position. Grease a bundt pan liberally with coconut oil to ensure that the entire pan is well-coated. Set aside.
  2. Place the eggs and the brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on medium-high speed for 4-5 minutes until the mixture is paler in color. With the mixer running on medium speed, slowly add the cooled butter, coconut cream, and the vanilla paste. Mix until incorporated.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the almond flour, pistachio flour, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda, zest, and salt until combined. Pour the egg and sugar mixture over the flour mixture and fold until incorporated.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake for 45-50 minutes until the cake is golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool for 20-25 minutes in the pan on a wire rack, then invert onto a plate and allow the cake to cool completely.
  5. To make the glaze combine the confectioners’ sugar, coconut milk, and vanilla beans in a small bowl and whisk until combined with no chunks of sugar remaining. Pour the glaze directly over the completely cooled cake or drizzle over the cake with a spoon. If the mixture is too thick to pour add more coconut milk 1 tablespoon at a time until the icing is pourable. Allow the icing to set for 3-5 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle ground pistachios all over the top of the icing.
  7. In a separate small bowl combine the confectioners’ sugar and the blood orange juice. Whisk until no lumps remain then use a fork to lightly splatter the pink icing over the top of the white icing.


Cook time does not include the amount of time it takes to cool the cake before removing from pan and icing.

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  1. Kate March 1, 2015 at 4:52 am

    Oh wow Meg!! This looks so good. I’ll eat a slice of bundt cake any time any where, but this looks especially tempting!

  2. Sarah @ SnixyKitchen February 21, 2015 at 1:30 am

    I love love love the pink blood orange icing with the pistachio crumble on top – what a way to make a simple bundt cake look so fancy and decadent! Also – vintage bundt cake pans?! I hadn’t even thought of that (I don’t even own ONE bundt cake pan), but now I feel like I need to be on the hunt for them too! You inspire me:)

    1. Meg February 21, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      Thank you so much!!! Girl, we have to get you a bundt pan:)

  3. Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) February 19, 2015 at 6:44 am

    OMG I am just like you. Completely in love with the ease and deliciousness of the bundt these days. This one takes the cake, literally.

  4. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom February 17, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Meg, this bundt cake looks amazing!!! I bet this flavor combo is killer!!! love!!

    1. Meg February 17, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      Thank you Alice!! I really appreciate it 🙂 I have a slight obsession with pairing blood orange and pistachios together in my kitchen right now. Can’t get enough!!!

    1. Meg February 17, 2015 at 10:28 am

      Thanks Katrina!!!

  5. Becky Winkler February 17, 2015 at 6:15 am

    This looks amazing! I also love Bundt cakes. Did you buy pistachio flour, or grind it yourself? I’ve never seen it in stores but recently discovered hazelnut flour and have been putting it in everything instead of or alongside almond flour.

    1. Meg February 17, 2015 at 7:05 am

      Thanks Becky! You can totally make it yourself just see this post. I have purchased it from Nuts.com in a pinch, but it is expensive. This recipe only calls for a cup so making it makes way ore sense than buying it. Then you can use any of the larger pistachio meal pieces that are left after sifting out the flour to sprinkle on top.

      1. Becky Winkler February 19, 2015 at 8:51 am

        Great, thanks! I can’t wait to try it.


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