Chocolate and Pistachio Cake

Whisky and Cake

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!

Chocolate Pistachio Cake

This is a nearly gluten free cake based on my

original brownie recipe

. 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

1 egg

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.