Pistachio Layer Cake with Orange Cream Frosting
This pistachio layer cake with orange cream frosting has ground pistachios as well as pistachio extract in the cake itself, just to drive home the pistachio flavor.
Along with frosting that is fluffy, whipped cream with fresh orange zest. Together, this pairing makes for a heavenly combination!
With over 300 recipes on this blog, a handful of cake-based dishes like cupcakes and the odd cake here and there, like my salted caramel orange upside down cake and Irish chocolate cake, it was time to really pull out all the stops and make the cake of all cakes!
I love just about most cakes, as long as they’re not too sweet because that just spoils it for me. This cake has the perfect amount of sweetness and if, like me, you don’t like an overly sweet dessert, then you have found your cake here.
When I was researching the recipe for this Pistachio Layer Cake with Orange Cream Frosting, I noticed that most only had ground pistachios and that made me think, how much pistachio flavor could it have? I pondered whether there is such a thing as pistachio extract. There is… and I found it on Amazon. I immediately ordered it and it was here in just a few days.
If I had to describe pistachio extract, it’s as if vanilla and almond extract were mixed, but tastes like pistachio. Does that make sense? I mean, what was the point of calling it a pistachio cake if it doesn’t take like pistachios?
When you get a perfect bite your tastebuds get hit with pistachio flavor, then soft whipped cream, then a hint of orange (as an aside, I love that you can see the specs of orange zest in the frosting) and finally, a satisfying crunch from the pistachios. I think you’ll really enjoy this cake. I know I did and a few friends did too because they’re already requesting another.