I typically make chocolate based desserts on whims. Usually, it is a brownie or a cake. Usually, it is in response to an unresolved craving within me. Usually, in having made and eaten them, I feel entirely fulfilled :)
So, well, what I am trying to say that there really isn't much of a story behind this recipe, other than "Just because... :)". And that, I think, is entirely valid!
This is a nearly gluten free cake based on my
. I use a very small amount of whole wheat in making it but you can substitute easily with gluten free options.
Chocolate and Pistachio Cake
5 T butter
1/3 cup raw sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2/3 cup ground pistachios
2 T whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
Over a double boiler melt together the butter, sugar, salt and cocoa until the butter has melted and is a thick mixture. Remove from heat and whisk in the egg quickly. Add the pistachios, flour, baking powder and mix completely.
Pour the batter into a greased 5 inch square dish. Bake at 350 F for about 30 minutes.
Cool on rack for about half hour. Slice into squares and serve.