Chocolate Olive Oil Cupcakes with Goat Cheese Frosting and Pistachios

chocolate olive oil cupcakes with goat cheese frosting and pistachios

 

Chocolate Olive Oil Cupcakes with Goat Cheese Frosting and Pistachios

cupcakes

3 oz fine-quality semisweet chocolate
1 ½ cups hot brewed coffee [or cold press, heated]
1 ½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder [not Dutch process]
3 cups sugar
2 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
¾ tsp baking powder
1 ¼ tsp salt
3 large eggs
¾ cup olive oil
1 ½ cups well-shaken buttermilk
¾ tsp pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line pans with paper liners.

 

goat cheese frosting with vanilla bean and pistachios

4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
8 ounces goat cheese, room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 vanilla bean, scraped
pinch of salt
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
pistachios, shelled and chopped

 

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