Elaichi Chai Cake with White Chocolate and Pistachio Ganache

Glad to be back to Magic Mingle, Ya I did miss a few months in between , but hope to be regular now.This month the combo is rather interesting Pistachio and Tea.The first thought of this combo was a cake, but using pistachios in the cake somehow did not seem anything interesting. 

Well, I did make the cake with tea, but I used the ready pack of Milk maid Creations, It needed just butter and a aerated drink.So I added oil instead of the 50 gms butter, and used 1 cup of good black tea from Tetley Elaichi chai. This had a strong aroma of cardamon. I should have added just a pinch of baking soda,since I did not use the aerated drink...... but completely forgot! 

I frosted the cake with white chocolate ganache, added loads of finely chopped pistachios and finished it up with some chocolate sauce swirl. 

1 pack milkmaid ready cake mix 
50 gms oil / butter 
1 cup hot water 
1 sachet Tetley Elaichi
Mix the ingredients and beat till well combined. 
Bake at 180 deg for 25-30 mins. 
Let cool .

Pistachio Ganache with White Chocolate 
50 gms cream 
100 gms white chocolate 
100 gms Pistachios, chopped 
Heat the cream with white chocolate . 
Let the chocolate melt. 
Switch off the gas and add pistachios. 
Pour on top of the chocolate. 
Drizzle chocolate sauce and some pistachios to finish off. 

The cake had a good flavor of cardamon, but I would use one more sachet to make it stronger. 
A pinch of baking soda should have been used to make it more spongy. 
A little green color could be used to brighten the color. 
The cake tasted good with those nuts on top, the white chocolate gave a very pleasant taste.I was surprised that the cake got over within 30 minutes! 

This Cake of course has been specially baked for Magic Mingle!!

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