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Flourless chocolate and pistachio cake

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  • Vegetarian
  • Seafood free
  • Shellfish free
  • Wheat free
  • Soy free
  • Sesame free
  • Peanut free
  • Gluten free

Rich and decadent, this flourless chocolate cake is ideal for easy entertaining.

  • Serves12
  • Cook time45 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + 10 mins cooling time
Flourless chocolate and pistachio cake


  • 160g pistachio kernels
  • 150g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 100g butter, chopped
  • 4 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup (110g) brown sugar
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • 2 tbs marsala wine (optional)
  • Cocoa powder, to dust

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 150°C. Grease a 4cm-deep, 21cm (base measurement) round fluted tart tin with removable base. Place the pistachios in a food processor. Process until finely ground.
  2. Step 2

    Place the chocolate and butter in a large heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water). Cook, stirring, for 3-4 mins or until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat.
  3. Step 3

    Add the egg yolks, pistachio, sugar, cocoa powder and wine, if using, to the chocolate mixture. Stir to combine. Use an electric mixer to whisk the egg whites in a clean, dry bowl until firm peaks form. Use a large metal spoon to add a little of the egg white to the chocolate mixture and fold until just combined. Add the remaining egg white and fold until just combined.
  4. Step 4

    Pour into the prepared tart tin. Place on a baking tray and bake for 40 mins or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out with a few crumbs attached. Cool in the tin for 10 mins. Transfer to a serving plate and dust with cocoa powder to serve.

Nutrition Information

Per Serve

Energy: 1162kJ/278 Cals (13%)

Protein: 6g (12%)

Fat: 21g (30%)

Sat fat: 9g (38%)

Carb: 17g (5%)

Sugar: 14g (16%)

Fibre: 2g (7%)

Sodium: 93mg (5%)