Slowly but surely the Christmas signs keep sneaking around more frequently: the in the supermarket are packed with all typical sweets: cookies, cakes and chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!
There's one traditional cake that's always the first in line when I start eating christmas sweets: german gingerbread cake, also called "Gewuerzkuchen". It's a moist fluffy cake, spiced with cinnamon, cocoa, cloves, cardamom, ginger and topped off with some chocolate and nuts.
This year I decided to bake some little, lighter gingerbread cakes
and other then the typical nuts opted for pistachos as a colorful, crunchy topping.
Even my grandparents, who were visiting today green-lighted this little sweeties - those are some promising words!
The fluffy and moist cake offers your tastebuds warm spices in a combination with a subtle of the ginger. This melt in your mouth texture finds it opposite in a sweet yet dark chocolate crust with green, crunchy pistachos atop. Like a country saying stated: "Happiness is the smell of Gingerbread baking in the oven." - just with an interesting twist of some added "greens" (haha :-P) and much more happiness to follow once you get a bite in your mouth! :-)