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Three layers of white chocolate and pistachio sponges, with white chocolate buttercream, and even more pistachio!
I realised that on my blog I hadn’t put up that many actual cake recipes, more cookies and cupcakes than anything else and I felt this desperately needed sorting out! I love making EVERYTHING however, sometimes when I fancy a big cake, I just want to make a big cake.
I was trying to decide what cake recipe I should experiment with that would be interesting and utterly delicious… there were so many of them I found it difficult to choose! However, I did think I wanted to try something sweet but not overpoweringly so – enter pistachio and white chocolate cake!
White chocolate and pistachio
Seeing as I have an obsession with pistachios and chocolate, I thought that this would be ideal!The sponge of this cake is dotted with bits of pistachios and chunks of white chocolate – combined with the lightest and fluffiest white chocolate buttercream is utterly delicious.
I tend to enjoy this sort of flavour cake or my carrot cake as a treat with a cup of tea! I decided to add pistachios to the sponge of this recipe as I wanted a bit of crunch! Added bonus is that the green of the pistachios with the delicate sponge and white chocolate buttercream looks pretty!
I decided to make the cake slightly bigger to make it a celebration cake for a friend of mine – it was her birthday and I thought that it would be perfect! The cake would be ideal on a spring and summer evening for the whole family to enjoy, or especially for a dab of afternoon tea.
Other cake recipes!
If you are a person that prefers something sweeter instead, then I thoroughly recommend my lemon and raspberry cake or even my bakewell layer cake which is superrr tasty! I even have a flavour for the chocolatey lovers – Oreo! If you are as much of a white chocolate and pistachio flavour combination fan as I am, check out my recipes for white chocolate and pistachio blondies and my white chocolate and pistachio cheesecake – flavour heaven!!
White chocolate and pistachio cake!
- 400 g unsalted butter
- 400 g caster sugar
- 7 medium eggs
- 400 g self raising flour
- 150 ml whole milk
- 150 g pistachios roughly chopped
- 150 g white chocolate chunks/chips
- 250 g white chocolate
- 250 g unsalted butter
- 350 g icing sugar sifted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 50 g pistachios roughly chopped
- Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/350F, and line and grease 3 8"/20cm cake tins
- Cream the unsalted butter and caster sugar together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy
- Mix in the eggs one at a time (if it starts to curdle then add a spoonful of the flour and it'll bring it back)
- Once all the eggs are incorporated into the cake batter, add the self raising flour and whole milk to the mix and then whisk again for 1 minute on a medium speed - it'll make the mix light and fluffy
- Fold in the chopped pistachios and white chocolate with a spatula and split amongst the tins
- Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean
- Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes and then cool on a wire rack until cooled completely
- Melt the white chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmer water
- Set aside to cool whilst you do the rest
- Mix the unsalted butter, icing sugar and vanilla in an electric mixer until light and fluffy like a normal buttercream
- Gradually mix in the melted white chocolate and continue to mix for about 5 minutes until its creamy and delicious
- Spread the icing between the layers and then pipe your buttercream using a 2D Closed Star Piping Tip on the top
- Sprinkle the pistachios on top
- You can easily take a third of the recipe away if you wanted to do only two layers, or make two thicker layers with all of this recipe - it will just take longer in the oven.
- You don't have to use the pistachios and chocolate chunks in the sponges, just use the rest of the recipe as normal, it might just take a tiny bit less time in the oven!
- This cake will last for 3-4 days and will stay just as delicious throughout!
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