Chocolate Pistachio Loaf

Last week, HD was out of country for a one week trip back home. He enjoyed the rains and the quick fix trips back home, while the kids missed him terribly. These days, one week does not seem to be much of a time, right… To compensate for their missing, my B and I took them for a movie night last Tuesday and we watched “How to train a dragon 2” in 3D. A timepass movie, I would say… My Azza was so overwhelmed with all the “dagons” on screen that she threw away her 3D glasses and sat stuck to me throughout the movie! Rasha thoroughly enjoyed the movie and managed to finish her big pack of popcorn without sharing! The last movie we watched at the theaters was “Despicable Me 2” when my sister had come down in October and that movie was so much fun! We normally do not watch much of movies and it is always a one-time-a-year affair, and that too an animated movie, so that the kids can watch. Sometimes, it is a kind of relaxation from the maddening pace of life as well! πŸ™‚


My love for chocolate has always been etched across this blog whenever it has been possible for me to. Whenever I want to bake anything, my first preference is always chocolate. My kids only go on to prove that my blood is very much in them as they prefer chocolate as well! HD is not at all a chocolate person… When I saw this recipe in one of the Friday magazines, I just couldn’t resist. I always prefer my chocolate with nuts and seeing that this cake had pistachios in it really tempted me to go ahead and try it. I halved the recipe, as it was just me and the kids for chai time and I did not want to overload ourselves… however, I regretted doing that since the kids came asking for more and even asked for it the next day! It was a nice, dense and chocolaty loaf with those awesome bites of pistachios in between…


Chocolate Pistachio Loaf

Course Cake
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6
Author Rafeeda


  • 50 gm butter
  • 125 gm dark chocolate
  • 80 gm sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 100 gm all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 50 gm pistachios chopped


  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees. Grease and flour a small loaf pan.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  • Melt butter and chocolate over the top of boiling water. Allow to cool a bit.
  • Whisk in the sugar till dissolved.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  • Add in the dry ingredients and whisk till combined. Stir in the pistachios.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes till done, ie. a skewer comes out clean from the center.
  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  • Flip onto a cooling rack to cool completely. Slice and serve with a cup of black tea or coffee or just as a snack!


The texture of this cake is fudgy and doesn't rise much.

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  1. pistachio loaf looks very yumm..

    1. Thank you so much Lisha…

  2. looks awesome.want to have a piece

    1. Thank you so much Babitha…

  3. Aha…it's chocolaty..

    1. Thank you so much Amrita…

  4. Looks super yummy.. want to take that piece….

    1. Thank you so much Resna…

  5. Love anything chocolatey! Must taste so good…

    1. Thank you so much Kanak…

  6. Prefect treat for chocoholic person like me.. Drooling..

    1. Thank you so much Priyaakka…

  7. Yes Raf. Sometimes I throw everything aside and laze in front of the tv. The loaf? I don't have much to say except the burst of chocs are alive and kicking inside.

    1. Thank you so much Nava…

  8. Wow, looks yummy. So nice !!

    1. Thank you so much Chitra…

  9. I too like chocolate with nuts n ur combination is really superb…

    1. Thank you so much Nayana…

  10. I just love chocolates and this is just perfect. It will be great if you can link your recipe with our Friday's link party –

    1. Thank you so much Ranjani… will try…

  11. Looks so rich and seems simple to make! A must try!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  12. This was the first cake/loaf I had baked on my own when I was learning how to bake. Its been ages since I have made one. Looks absolutely delicious.

    1. Thank you so much Mayuri…

  13. I just loved the bits of pista's in the cake.. looks really soft… and very few ingredients

    1. Thank you so much Preetha chechi…

  14. Ah it's midnight n I crave chocolate cake after I see this, yummylicious!

    1. Thank you so much Jehanne dee…

  15. After lunch sweet craving has stuck me and this one is too tempting πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Prathibha… πŸ™‚

  16. looks really fantastic & soft..

    1. Thank you so much Sripriya…

  17. Loving it!!! That sounds easy-peasy to bake… And believe me, I had been craving to bake something with pistachio… Now this chocolate combo will work great, I'm sure <3

    1. Thank you so much Shruti…

  18. Lovely loaf, looks so irresistible and delicious..

    1. Thank you so much Sona…

  19. thats so tempting.. yumm

    1. Thank you so much Smitha…

  20. I'm in love with this…..pass me a greater portion of the loaf………… πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  21. So chocolatey !! Irresistible

    1. Thank you so much Shaami…

  22. Hard to resist ….chocolate pistachio loaf looks too yumm

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  23. omg perfect, chocolaty, moist and fantastic loaf there πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Manjula… πŸ™‚

  24. Hi, I finally made this and we loved it!

    1. So good to know Beulah!!! Thank you so much… πŸ™‚

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