Chocolate Chip Pistachio Pound Cake has such wonderful flavor. A great treat for dessert or just a sweet snack!
Some of you likely already know that I am quite the baseball fan. Quinn and I are both Yankees fans, but we also enjoy watching the other teams as well. During a recent Dodgers game, I heard the incomparable Vin Scully describe a player as having “no chrome.” The idea was that this isn’t a flashy player. He just shows up and does his job.
That may seem like an odd way to begin a post about pound cake, but I thought of that description as I was thinking about what to tell you about this cake. Traditional pound cake doesn’t have a lot of chrome, either. It lacks the bells and whistles of a lot of other desserts. But, it is a dependable crowd-pleaser.
Don’t get me wrong. Pound cake is wonderful. And there are plenty of ways to dress it up, too. This one, for instance, gets a flavor boost from chocolate chips and pistachios. But at its heart, it’s an unassuming, no-frills pound cake. And a very, very good one.
This cake is packed with lots and lots of chocolate and pistachios. The flavor combination is fantastic. I roughly chopped both so that there are tiny pieces of each along with larger pieces all through the cake. That means plenty of amazing flavor in every bite.
The recipe for this cake comes to us from One Girl Cookies, a favorite sweet spot in my neighborhood. Their cookbook is one of my favorites and has brought us really delicious things like their famous whoopie pies and some really good shortbread.
Serve this cake warm or at room temperature. Warming it will make the chocolate a bit gooey. And that’s always a good thing, right? Or just grab a slice and enjoy it immediately without heating it. I think you’ll be pretty darn happy either way.