I have always been a big Nigella Lawson fan, I love her recipes and her Chocolate Pistachio Cake is without exception. There is one dilemma though, my family does not particularly like sugar and some of us are vegan, hence I found myself having to put my thinking cap on to recreate this beautiful cake.
I ended up adapting this yummy cake to dairy-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free, and perfected for you Keto and Paleo lovers. I’m warning you don’t make this if you’re trying to lose weight because one spoonful could easily turn into more than you’d originally anticipated. It really does tantalise those taste buds.
Mark my words this cake is utterly gorgeous!
I own most of Nigella’s books, and this recipe was taken from her How To Be A Domestic Goddess. If you’re literally looking how to become an expert cake maker, then this book is a must buy.
I found Nigella’s cake was moderately easy to make, though I found some areas fiddly and some ingredients unnecessary. Perhaps it’s for this reason why we all love Nigella so much…she uses the finest ingredients and literally spares no expense with cost, sugar or fat.
I’ve never been shy about adapting recipes to my family’s liking, I guess the hardest part of adapting is the worry they won’t turn out flat. At least now you have the surety this cake will turn out great.
Chocolate Pistachio Cake Tips
Ingredients and execution are simple. I also found this delicious cake to rise quite high but sank when cooling. You don’t need to be alarmed by this because it adds to the fudge texture. It is rather a light mousse cake and is very easy to eat. It isn’t sweet and all the flavours burst through it. Much to my family’s surprise they never guessed until I told them that it was sugar-free, gluten-free and dairy-free.
I think everyone will go crazy for this cake, be prepared that they’ll be wanting seconds!
We use a Magimix to prepare this delicious cake, but you can easily use a good quality blender. You will also need a double broiler, a 1-litre pyrex jug, and a heavy gauge 9″ Teflon springform tin.
In our house, we use a combination of blenders and food processors to prepare foods for different recipes. For good kitchen appliances check out Reviews of Kitchen Appliances We Use and Recommend!
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