Pistachio & milk chocolate squares

Pistachio & milk chocolate squares

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(31 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 50 mins


Cuts into 16 squares
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Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal342
  • fat22g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars22g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.35g
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  • 140g shelled pistachios
  • 200g milk chocolate, broken into chunks
    Milk chocolate squares

    Milk chocolate

    mill-k chok-lit

    Milk chocolate is classically made from dark chocolate of low cocoa solid content and a higher…

  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 200g very soft butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 3 eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 100ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 150ml soured cream


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line a 20cm square cake tin with baking parchment. Whizz 125g of the pistachios, 75g of the chocolate and about half the sugar in a food processor until very finely chopped. Tip into a bowl with remaining sugar, butter, eggs, flour and milk, plus a pinch of salt, and beat. Scrape into the tin and bake for 35-45 mins until a skewer poked in comes out clean. Cool.

  2. Melt the remaining milk chocolate, stir in the soured cream and cool until spreadable. Trim the edges off the cake, then split in half. Spread a little icing over the base, sandwich the top of sponge back on. Spread remaining icing over the top, roughly chop the remaining pistachios and scatter them over. Cut into 16 squares to serve.

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emmalesliex's picture
2nd Jul, 2020
Amazing recipe, definitely tastes best if eaten the day after. Can also use a different chocolate spread recipe for the topping but this one is very easy to do.
11th Apr, 2015
Gorgeous cake. Even nicer next day.
26th Sep, 2014
A favourite I make it all the time! The frosting is amazing and the cake is unusual but delicious :)
30th Jul, 2014
This is the second time I have made this cake. It is absolutely gorgeous.
30th Jul, 2014
This is the second time I have made this cake. It has turned out perfectly both times. It is a gorgeous moist cake.
Dan Horridge
14th Oct, 2013
Never been able to get the same look/consistancy of the picture, but still an amazing bake every time!
wfraser's picture
17th May, 2013
This is one of my pistachio loving husband's favourite cakes, and I bake at lot! I was a bit skeptical that milk choc would be a little bland, but after making this cake, I think dark choc would overwhelm the delicate flavour of the pistachios.
27th Apr, 2013
Thanks for this recipe: the cake is delicious and easy to make. I used a blend of milk and dark chocolate and that worked beautifully.
29th Mar, 2013
Easy to make and really nice Even better if you kept it in the fridge and eat cold Very nice
16th Sep, 2012
Simple and delicious


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