Aunt Sassy Cake (Pistachio Cake with Honey Vanilla Buttercream)

As promised, friends: CAKE!

Aunt Sassy Cake (Pistachio Cake with Honey Vanilla Buttercream)

I made this “Aunt Sassy Cake” for a birthday party at work!

Aunt Sassy Cake (Pistachio Cake with Honey Vanilla Buttercream)

And ooh, it’s a good one. The cake is moist and fluffy and delicate, the frosting is crazy: a bit of depth and sweetness from the honey, but not teeth-achingly-sweet by any means.

Aunt Sassy Cake (Pistachio Cake with Honey Vanilla Buttercream)

(Forgive the messy cut–it was 100 degrees out that day and it’s honestly a wonder the thing made it from my apartment to work!)

Aunt Sassy Cake (Pistachio Cake with Honey Vanilla Buttercream)

And I must admit, dear readers, I spent nearly twenty minutes typing up and adapting the below recipe. Phew. Almost as exhausting as baking the cake itself.

Aunt Sassy Cake (Pistachio Cake with Honey Vanilla Buttercream)

So I hope you’ll allow me to keep this post short and sweet and leave you with simply a bunch of pretty pictures of the cupcakes this recipe also made. Sound good? I thought so.

Aunt Sassy Cake (Pistachio Cake with Honey Vanilla Buttercream)

Aunt Sassy Cake (Pistachio Cake with Honey Vanilla Buttercream)

Aunt Sassy Cake (Pistachio Cake with Honey Vanilla Buttercream)

Aunt Sassy Cake (Pistachio Cake with Honey Vanilla Buttercream)

This cake, and bonus cupcakes, are worth the effort. Give it a try!

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