Chocolate Pistachio Cake

2008-12-31

Chocolate Pistachio Cake
 
Recipe from How To Be A Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson
Notes: This was to be a birthday cake but turned into a New Year's Eve dessert. This flourless cake uses ground pistachios in the batter as well as chopped nuts as a garnish. A food processor is used to make the cake, leaving the stand mixer free to whip the egg whites. Instead of a springform tin, I used a 9" cake pan with a false bottom, lined with a parchment circle. The cake puffed up in the oven, but sunk after cooling, so I flipped it upside down. One of the easiest and most delicious cakes to make, and a nice finish for our year-end celebration.

Note: I have the UK edition of this book, but if you have the US one, please see the errata list from Nigella's website for a clarification to this recipe (and other corrections to this cookbook).