Сhocolate Pistachio Cake Recipe

Сhocolate Pistachio Cake Recipe


Recipe: chocolate pistachio cake Boy, I have been posting a lot of sweets lately. I try to mix things up, but I wanted to get this cake recipe up because
  • For joe’s chocolate cake
  • 1½ cups plus 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 6 tbsps unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda (1/4 tsp at 8500 ft.)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 oz. butter plus extra for coating the pan
  • 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, broken into ½ oz. pieces
  • For pistachio and vanilla buttercreams
  • 8 oz. egg whites
  • 16 oz. sugar
  • 1 lb. butter, room temperature
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups shelled pistachios
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp red raspberry vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • For ganache
  • 6 tbsps heavy cream
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a sifter. Sift onto wax paper or a bowl and set aside. Coat 2 9×3-inch round pans with butter on the base and sides. Place circular parchment in the bottom and brush with more butter. Marcel says to dust with flour, which I apparently overlooked. I didn’t have any problems, but my pans are also non-stick. Gently melt unsweetened chocolate over water bath or on half power in the microwave – stirring to prevent burning. Set aside. Beat sugar and butter together in mixer fitted with paddle. Beat on medium for 1 minute, then on high for 1 minute. Scrape down the sides and beat on high for 15 seconds after the addition of each egg (one at a time). Scrape down the bowl after each addition. Add vanilla and vinegar and beat on high for 20 seconds. Add the melted chocolate and mix on low for 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Boil water and operate the mixer on low while adding the sifted dry ingredients. Mix for 10 seconds. Add the boiling water (carefully!!) and continue to mix on low for 10 seconds. Increase speed to medium and beat for 5 seconds. Pour batter into pans. Bake for about 45-50 minutes or until toothpick test is clean. Remove from oven and allow cakes to cool in pans for 20 minutes. Remove the cakes from the pans and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Combine egg whites and sugar in a mixing bowl. Whisk constantly over a bain marie until 140°F is reached. Place on mixer with balloon whisk and whip until stiff. Turn down whip speed to 3rd and whip until cool to the touch (this takes a while – should be cooler than your hand). Change to a paddle and gradually add soft butter by tablespoon pieces. Mix to emulsify. Once desired consistency has been reached, add vanilla. Blanche the pistachios in boiling water for 3 minutes, then drain and place the nuts in a cotton towel. Fold the towel over the nuts and rub vigorously to loosen and remove the skins. Toast the skinned pistachios on a baking sheet for 15 minutes at 325°F. Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature. Reserve a few whole ones for garnish. Finely chop the remaining pistachios. Take ⅔ of the buttercream frosting and fold in the pistachios. Save the remaining third of the buttercream for frosting the cake.
  3. Bring the cream to a boil and remove from heat immediately. Pour over the chocolate (making sure to cover all of the chocolate) and let sit for a minute. Stir until the ganache is smooth and evenly mixed. Put in the refrigerator until firm enough for piping.

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