Stack cake layers, alternating chocolate ganache and pistachio frosting, and sprinkling chopped pistachios between each layer. This chocolate pistachio cake recipe is a dense, moist treat that’s adapted from my grandmother’s “famous” recipe. Mix pecans and chocolate chips and sprinkle in bottom of greased and floured Bundt pan. Sprinkle chopped pistachios around the base of the cake… I haven’t had a ton of family recipes passed down to me. Set aside. Starts with a cake mix. Mix well. This recipe was a classic recipe from my Grandma Lee. When I was growing up, one of the most requested recipes was my Grandma Zelda’s pistachio cake. Easy Chocolate Pistachio Cake. Love this cake for St. Patrick's Day, Easter or Christmas Pistachio Chocolate Marbled Cake! (optional). Extra moist thanks to the sour cream. Once assembled, cover the cake in chocolate ganache. 270 grams (2 cups) flour 2 teaspoons baking powder; 1 teaspoon baking soda; 150 grams (2/3 cups) unsalted butter, at room temperature ; 300 grams (1 1/4 cups) white sugar; 4 eggs; 1 1/2 cups (3 x 125 ml) plain yogurt or sour cream 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract; 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder; 60 grams (1/3 cup) Remove 1 cup of cake batter and place in a small bowl; add chocolate syrup. You all know that I am all about easy desserts, but I especially love dessert recipes with a story. She used to make this cake … Place remaining batter into Bundt pan, then pour chocolate … I have waited for a long time to share this recipe for my chocolate pistachio cake. Ingredients.