Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pistachio Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Icing

This is another recipe that I borrowed from Monster Mama.  She made it into cupcakes.  I made a cake.

This cake is really good and very moist.  I couldn't really taste much pistachio flavor but the chocolate buttercream icing did it all for me!  Yummy!


Pistachio Cake

1 White Cake Mix
1 pkg (3.4 oz) Pistachio Instant Pudding Mix
1 cup ginger ale
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 tsp almond extract

Heat oven to 350 and grease 13X9 cake pan.

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl for about 3 minutes until smooth and thick.

Spread into cake pan and bake for 30-35 minutes until lightly golden and springs back when lightly pressed with your finger.

Cool  completely.

Chocolate Buttercream Icing

1 stick butter at room temp
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups confectioners sugar
3-5 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Place butter and cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl and mix on low until soft for about 30 seconds.

Add confectioners sugar, 3 tablespoons milk and vanilla.  Mix on low until sugar is incorporated.  Increase spead to medium and beat until light and fluffy.

Add 1-2 tablespoons more milk if the icing is to stiff.

Spread icing on cool cake.

Sprinkle the top with chopped pistachios.



Let me know if you give this cake a try!


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9 comments:

  1. what an awesomely strange recipe! i am going to give it a try, i will let you know when i do! thanks for sharing!
    -meg
    @ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com/

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  2. What a great cake for St Patricks day...all that green. It sure looks good. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

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  3. That looks yummy, I would have never thought to put pistachio pudding in cake! Thanks for sharing your recipe. :)

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  4. Used to make something similar years ago. This really looks good...can't wait to give it a try. I would love for you to join me for What's On the Menu Wednesday whenever you can. Thanks again for sharing.

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  5. Mmm, this cake sounds like it has a great combo of flavors. I just love pistachios and chocolate just makes things that much better.

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  6. This looks so good. Im deffinitly going to try this sometime. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. This ones gone straight to my 'to try' list!

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  8. Oh man, you are really making me want this! It just looks sooooo good! Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

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