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Overhead photo of sweet cherry pistachio tea cakes on a round wire rack
Sweet Cherry Pistachio Tea Cakes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

These Sweet Cherry Pistachio Tea Cakes are the perfect little nutty bites for all those gorgeous summer cherries!

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, tea, cake, pistachios, cherries
Servings: 12 tea cakes
Calories: 138 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, shelled
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 12 medium cherries with stems
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard 12-cup muffin tip with paper liners.

  2. Add the pistachios, flour, baking powder and salt to a food processor. Pulse until finely ground.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the confectioners' sugar and eggs. Add the pistachio mixture until just combined. Stir in the melted butter and mix until just combined.

  4. Spoon two tablespoons of batter into the prepared muffin pan. Bake until puffed and just beginning to set, about 8-10 minutes. Do not add the cherry earlier or it will sink. Place 1 cherry in the center of each cake. Continue to bake until the cake is springy and the edges are lightly browned, about 10-11 minutes more. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes. Remove from pan to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Cherry Pistachio Tea Cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 53mg2%
Potassium 127mg4%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 256IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.