This is a piece of heaven to some of you and some of you are curious.
Let me assure you this Moist Chocolate Cake with Pistachio Buttercream Frosting will make your taste buds happy!
At Findlay Market in Cincinnati, OH there is a gelato shop called “Dojo”. They are super amazing and they make their own waffle cones. Okay, anyway, earlier this summer I went there for the first time and one of the workers suggested that I tried two scoops of gelato. One being Dutch Chocolate and the other being Pistachio. I’ve had pistachio’s before as a snack but it was hard for me to imagine what pistachio “anything else” would taste like. Nevertheless, I tried it. Well….I thought it was the perfect combination of flavors and I loved the pistachio flavor by itself. Its rich, nutty, and slightly sweet. It is awesome if you like nutty flavors.
I was thinking a couple weeks ago how awesome it would be to make a cake combining those flavors. I struggled with how to make the frosting out of pistachio’s. I never seen a pistachio extract or pistachio paste, so I thought, “Why not just grind pistachios and combine them with the rest of the buttercream frosting ingredients?” I took a leap of faith and a risk. However, I am so glad how it came out! It is nutty but it doesn’t overpower the chocolate cake at all! It is the perfect and most unique cake I ever made. For Thanksgiving this year, you can make this for your family and I promise you they’ll love it. Why must we stick to the same old desserts every year, huh? Let’s change it up or, at least, add something new to the dessert table.
So, this completes “Thanksgiving Week”……..or does it?Print