Take-out Tuesday, Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Pistachio Ganache

This is the easiest and maybe most sinful chocolate cake I have ever had…

pistachio crowned bundt cake

You need this in your life!

lucky chocolate cake

It will make you feel lucky and blessed!

lucky bundt cake


chocolate ganache cake slice

If you’re not a fan of pistachios, leave them off or substitute another nut, crumbled cookies or chopped candy


I used the pistachios in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, and to add a little Irish Gold

pistachio topped choc cake

The part you don’t want to change is the chocolate ganache   ❤️

choc ganache

Truly nectar of the gods  

chocolate ganache bundt

You will hear angels singing as you pour this over your cake   😇  🎼 🎶

chocolate ganache pistachio cake

Here’s my special little secret


Super Moist Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix  😱

All ye scratch cake bakers, please do not be horrified!

With a few popular tweaks, an extra egg, butter for oil, and buttermilk instead of water…


It was in the oven in minutes and baked up beautifully

chocolate bundt

While the cake is cooling, make the ganache


Simmer the butter and cream until it just boils


Pour over the chocolate chips in a measuring cup


Stir stir stir stir stir until the magic happens


Turn the cooled cake out onto a plate and poke all over with a long skewer

poke cake

Pour the warm ganache over top, slowly letting in ooze and seep

Chocolate cake with pistachio ganache

Top with a generous pistachio crown and cut yourself a little taste…

chocolate ganache cake slice

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Pistachio Ganache

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Ganache 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • Bundt cake pan



  • 1 box Super Moist Triple Chocolate Cake Mix {Betty Crocker}
  • 1 cup buttermilk {non fat is fine}
  • 4 T butter melted
  • 4 large eggs room temperature*

Chocolate Ganache

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 T butter
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup shelled pistachios chopped


  • Beat cake mix with eggs, buttermilk, and melted butter. Pour into a well greased bundt pan and bake according to box directions, about 25-35 minutes. Do not overbake. Set cake aside to cool.
  • Make ganache by cooking cream and butter together in a small saucepan. Bring to a low boil and remove from heat. Pour over chocolate chips in a measuring cup. Stir until smooth. Turn cooled cake out of pan onto a plate and poke all over with a long thin skewer. Pour warm ganache slowly over cake. Top immediately with chopped nuts.
  • Store cake covered at room temperature for up to one week.


*you can warm eggs quickly by placing them in a bowl of hot water
**Chocolate Ganache: you can make this in advance and rewarm in the microwave just before drizzling over cake
Keyword Chocolat Pistachio Cake, chocolate bundt cake, chocolate cake, Pistachio Cake, St. Patrick’s Day Cake
Irish Gold lucky chocolate cake

This cake is almost as good as finding a pot of gold!

Enjoy  🍀


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18 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Pistachio Ganache”
  1. Mary says:

    I love a doctored cake mix Jenna and I could eat that ganache by the spoonful! The salty combination of the pistachios with the sweet chocolate is heavenly and makes the perfect sweet ending to a St. Paddy’s Day celebration! ♣

  2. Jodi says:


  3. Lynn says:

    This leprechaun would love to be a taste tester for this yummy looking cake:@)

  4. Beautifully presented Jenna. Looks deliciously decadent!

  5. Karen says:

    While I still wouldn’t mind finding a pot of gold, this could be the next best thing. Sounds great.

  6. Rosie M. says:

    Oh, my, Jenna, how can I be salivating at 6 a.m.? But, I am. I think you’ve just given me my dessert for Easter! Thanks!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  7. Emily says:

    Jenna, you have found my weakness, anything with pistachio-ganache will have me in the kitchen baking! Your cake looks so decadent and delicious. Your lucky family……………

  8. I hear angels singing as I look at these pictures! This cake looks delicious!

  9. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    Your Chocolate Cake looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Kitty says:

    Yes Jenna, I certainly need a piece of this cake in my life. Even though I do bake a lot of things from scratch, I am never opposed to use a mix. I would love to try your cake recipe, and I have made ganache, but having those chopped pistachios is the icing on the cake, so to speak!!

  11. bj says:

    GREAT BALLS OF FIRE…this looks so good, I just about can;t stand it…I am having my Bunco ladies here in April and have been looking for a nice cake to serve…this one is BOUND to please..I will most likely sprinkle roasted, chopped pecans..I like this because I can make the cake a few days before, pop it in the freezer, make the ganache the day before…it will all come together at the perfect time. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe…

  12. Rettabug says:

    Jenna, I bet this would knock the socks off my quilting group! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!
    I did a pineapple poke cake for St Patrick’s Day that was really tasty. I had to poke the skewer while it was still in the pan & pour the drained juice from the crushed pineapple down inside the holes. I was warned not to let it sit too long in the pan though or it wouldn’t flip out. I think I like your version with the choc. ganache better. Can’t wait to try it!
    Belated Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you, Hon!

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