Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Gluten-Free No-Bake Pistachio Chocolate Truffle Cake

Photo: American Pistachio Growers
Today is National Pistachio Day and what better way to celebrate than with this Gluten-free No-Bake Pistachio Chocolate Truffle Cake. Recipe is from the American Pistachio Growers. There are many other great recipes on this site. When you have a particular food in mind, as I do on 'food 'holidays', be sure to check Growers and Producers websites for recipes and info!

And, tomorrow is National Kahlua Day, so this recipe is good to celebrate then, too! LOL!

GLUTEN-FREE NO-BAKE PISTACHIO CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE CAKE

Ingredients:
Gluten free, non-stick cooking spray or melted butter
12 ounces dark chocolate
8 ounces heavy cream or full fat coconut milk (shake can before measuring)
3 Tbsp Kahlua
1 tsp pure Madagascar vanilla extract
1/3 cup roasted, salted and shelled pistachios, coarsely chopped

Instructions: 
Spray 8 by 4 inch loaf pan with cooking spray or brush with butter.
Line pan with a piece of parchment paper (to remove the cake from pan)
Chop chocolate into small pieces.
Place chocolate in mixing bowl. Bring cream and liqueur (if using) just to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir vanilla into hot cream and pour over chocolate. Let sit for 5 minutes. Stir until chocolate and cream are fully combined and mixture is smooth and glossy.
Pour into prepared pan, smooth out top and sprinkle with chopped pistachios.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 4 hours or until firm.
Using parchment to help, remove cake from pan and slice with thin, hot knife (run knife under hot water then dry with towel.)

2 comments:

hollygee said...

This has got to be the easiest sinful treat that you have posted so far (among a lot of sin!). And I just happen to have all the ingredients except the pistachios :-( I guess that I'll have to use toasted almonds or walnuts :-)

Janet Rudolph said...

Oh yes, walnuts or almonds work very well... not to mention chopped toasted hazelnuts.