If you saw my post last week about all my favourite cakes on the blog in the last five years , you will realise I tend to stick to flavors that I know and love. I usually steer away from some ingredients as I worry about them being universally liked and the people I bake for can be fussy ! And when the ingredients are hard to get or expensive , I am especially wary as I dont want to waste them in my trials and errors.( Yup, 5 years of baking and blogging and I still have plenty of crumbly cakes, too strong brownies or flat cookies . ) I have a jar of matcha lying in the fridge that I still haven’t dared to put into a batter yet . And the matcha can chill for a while longer as today I tried my hand at another green… pistachios !
Ok , so first things first. If like me you worry about trying recipes using new or expensive ingredients (I wont call myself cheap, just cost-efficient), then let me tell you . This 6 inch cake with pistachio buttercream has just 125 grams pistachios in total! And that is in the cake and buttercream together!
And wait, This cake has no added colour ! I have nothing strong against food colors but I’ll avoid them when I can , and most recipes that I came across for pistachio cake always had a drop or two of green . I know my cake is just a pale green but that’s plenty green for me !