I am not the kind of baker who makes lots of tall, beautiful layer cakes. It’s just not my thing. But, this time of year, I get such an urge to make layer cakes! I guess it could be the combination of Easter and Mother’s Day that makes me want to bake pretty things.
In any case, I took advantage of my layer cake whims and whipped up this beauty that features a lovely pairing of pistachios and white chocolate.
Along with cashews, pistachios are underused in baking in my opinion. Maybe it’s just my baking? Anyway, I seem to get all excited when I can use pistachios in a dessert. In this case, a generous helping of pistachios goes into layers of moist, delicious cake. The flavor is wonderful, and there’s just the right amount of crunch.
Then, a simple buttercream jazzed up with white chocolate tops off those layers. As I’ve told you countless times and as is evident with my cake, frosting cakes is not my strong suit. I tend to keep it simple. For this cake, you just need to frost the top of each cake layer. You’ll get plenty of sweet frosting in each bite. Of course, if you’re a big frosting fan, make extra and frost the sides as well.