Unbeatable Chocolate Cake with Pistachio Buttercream

December 1, 2013

Moist chocolate cake with a soft pistachio buttercream frosting is the best way to enjoy the rest of fall. The rich, slightly sweet nut blends well with thick and dark chocolate cake — neither flavor overpowers the other in this recipe from Brown Sugar. Grind the pistachios yourself to create a DIY pistachio paste that flavors the buttercream frosting.

Moist Chocolate Cake with Pistachio Buttercream Frosting

1 3/4 cups flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 stick butter, melted
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1 cup hot coffee

6 oz. bag unshelled pistachios
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
5 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. milk

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