I just made this up because I was in a pinch. And honestly, it was only after I tried to make this frosting from scratch. It didnt work. I gave up and bought the pudding.
It’s good enough. Scratch that, it’s good. It really is! I will shut up about all that now.
I just made this up because I was in a pinch. And honestly, it was only after I tried to make this frosting from scratch. It didn't work. I gave up and bought the pudding.
- 1/2 c butter room temperature
- 1 pkg pistachio pudding 3.4 ounce package
- 3 c of confectioners sugar
- 5 tbsp. cold milk
- Put butter in stand mixer (or using hand held mixer) and beat on medium until creamy, about 1 minute.
- Turn off mixer and add all the pistachio pudding and 1 cup of confectioners sugar.
Turn mixer onto low and incorporate all the ingredients. Alternating the milk with the remaining sugar, add a tablespoon at a time and a 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar at a time until all ingredients are incorporated.
I developed this buttercream (upon googleing I see that others have done this, so I am not claiming any originality here… I simply threw together what I had and tinkered until it was what I wanted) specifically for my Spumoni Cake.
I absolutely adore the pistachio paired here with cherry and chocolate cake, but it is also amazing with plain chocolate cake.
And white cake.
And yellow cake. (really, the butter works beautifully with the slightly salty pistachio)
And ALL CAKE. I want to EAT ALL THE CAKE and PISTACHIO BUTTERCREAM.
I will stop yelling now. But I still want to eat it all. And so will you!
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