Chocolate Pistachio Cake

Chocolate Pistachio Cake

This layered Chocolate Pistachio Cake will turn heads! Rich decadent chocolate cake slathered in light, creamy pistachio frosting. It looks just as good as it tastes. A luscious chocolate ganache rests on top of the cake with a ring of crushed pistachios encasing it. It’s a chocolate lover’s dream!


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This is a mega chocolate cake! So full of rich chocolaty goodness but balanced with a light pistachio buttercream. It’s perfection.

While this chocolate pistachio cake looks extravagant and difficult, it’s actually really simple. I turned to my favorite chocolate cake base. It’s the same one used for this peppermint fudge cake.

The chocolate batter contains both cocoa powder and melted chocolate which is enhanced with some strong brewed coffee. If you’d rather not add coffee to the cake, you can replace it with buttermilk.

After you bake the chocolate cake layers, it’s time to cover them with frosting. I am loving this pistachio frosting. It’s incredible.

You need unsalted shelled pistachios and a strong food processor. Follow the steps for making homemade almond butter and grind the pistachios into a paste.
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