Double Chocolate Poppy Pistachio Torte | © 2014 | | © 2014 |

This moist, naturally gluten-free cake is delicious and rich even without its white chocolate glaze. The cake does not rise very high when it's baked in a 10-inch pan. It can be baked it in a 7-inch springform pan for about 80 minutes. Though similar in texture to a flourless chocolate cake, the use of ground poppy seeds makes this torte wonderfully different and irresistible.
Evelyne, thank you once again for this awesome pistachio syrup!

Double Chocolate Poppy Pistachio Torte

inspired by this
Poppy TorteChocolate Glaze
  • 200 g Semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 6 Eggs, separated and room-temperature
  • 200 g Unsalted butter
  • 140 g Pistachio syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • 200 g Poppy seeds, ground
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp Brandy or rum
  • 200 g White chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tsp Coconut oil
  • 30 g Pistachio, chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Grease and flour an 10-inch springform pan.
  2. Put chopped semisweet chocolate in a heatproof bowl that fits snugly over a pot of barely simmering water. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove it from the heat.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream butter until light and pale. Gradually beat in 120 grams of pistachio syrup. Add in egg yolks and continue to beat until well combined.
  4. Add in the ground poppy seeds and melted chocolate and mix until incorporated. Beat the whites with a pinch of salt until firm peaks, and gently fold into the chocolate mixture in thirds, and transfer to the prepared springform pan.
  5. Bake for about 55 minutes until cake tests done in center. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Remove springform sides, and cool completely.
  6. In a bowl set over simmering water, stir chopped white chocolate and coconut oil just until the chocolate is almost melted, remove from bowl from heat and continue to stir until the chocolate is completely melted. Let cool to the room temperature.
  7. Brush the surface of cake with the rest of pistachio syrup, then pour the white chocolate over the top of the torte. Garnish with chopped pistachio nuts. | © 2014 | | © 2014 |


Couscous & Consciousness 11/12/14 07:39

Angie, this cake looks absolutely irresistible. I need to make a gluten-free birthday cake for my granddaughter at the end of the month, and I think this would be just perfect. Love the sound of the poppy seeds and pistachios.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 11/12/14 07:55

Mmmhhh, very tempting! A beautiful and luscious torte.



The Yum List 11/12/14 09:08

Looks like a decadent Chrissy treat.

sangeeta 11/12/14 09:30

wow this look so good. Beautiful pictures too.
I am imagining the flavours :-)

Unknown 11/12/14 10:06

Beautiful cake, Angie! Looks so moist and decadent and that pistachio syrup sounds heavenly! I love the pretty color!

Alicia Foodycat 11/12/14 10:20

That sounds so good! I've never even heard of pistachio syrup but I want some!

Shashi 11/12/14 10:29

wow Angie - this cake is a stunner! I love the chocolate cake with that white chocolate glaze - and what a great idea to use ground poppy seeds!

Unknown 11/12/14 12:01

This cake looks gorgeous Angie. It is irresistible. I love the idea of sprinkling poppy seeds. :)

jasna varcakovic 11/12/14 12:33

Ha..,I'm marking this recipe because it should satisfy all my 3 boys (poppy seeds + dark chocolate + white chocolate)...Thanks Angie!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 11/12/14 12:44

Did you say double chocolate? I love that you used a white chocolate glaze. What a beautiful, delicious torte!

Joanne 11/12/14 13:30

Pistachios are my favorite nut in baked goods! This cake is gorgeous.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 11/12/14 13:35

Gorgeous tart Angie. Moist and rich always win me over.

Barbara 11/12/14 13:41

What a gorgeous cake, Angie. Pistachio syrup is a new one on I clicked the link. Very interesting. Pistachios are by far my favorite nut.

Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen 11/12/14 14:18

Sounds divine! I love pistachios so I think I'll be getting some of that syrup, and as far as I'm concerned, poppy seeds should be sprinkled on everything. What a pretty cake!

Helene Dsouza 11/12/14 14:29

woah angie I am in my cake dreams with your gorgeous looking pistachio double chocolate poppy seed torte! I wish I could have a few slices right now.

Sokehah cheah 11/12/14 15:05

This cake is simply awesome. The pistachios blended very well with the white choc glaze!

Unknown 11/12/14 15:46

Wow, is that pretty Angie. It sounds wonderful too with both white and dark chocolate and poppy seeds. Like I said, WOW!

Honey Bee Sweets 11/12/14 16:23

Yummy! Can't go wrong with chocolate, double chocolate...double yum!

Gloria Baker 11/12/14 16:26

ehy ANgie What beautiful and perfect torte!! I love poppy seeds and pistachios!!

Gloria Baker 11/12/14 16:27

BTW Love your plates with roses are my favorites:)

Pam 11/12/14 16:41

It looks delicious & pretty. I love pistachios.

Unknown 11/12/14 17:14

The color of the pistachios really makes this cake pop! So pretty!

Cheri Savory Spoon 11/12/14 17:32

Hi Angie, with the pistachio syrup and pistachios you certainly have elevated this cake, this could be my all time favorite!

Tricia Buice 11/12/14 17:59

Wow Angie - this looks like dessert perfection! Love the pistachios and must look into the syrup. Lovely anytime of the year!

Unknown 11/12/14 18:20

Stunning cake and it has all my favorite ingredients!!!

Unknown 11/12/14 23:00

This cake looks wonderful! Love the pistachio syrup and the poppy seeds!

ann low 11/12/14 23:29

I love pistchio. This cake sounds so delicious and pretty!

Sharon D. 12/12/14 01:46

Ooo..this is lovely, Angie. I'm in love with this cake!

Amy (Savory Moments) 12/12/14 02:14

Stunning tart, Angie! I love pistachios and the green makes it look festive!

Jeanette 12/12/14 03:22

What a gorgeous torte Angie - I love pistachios and they're so pretty on your cake. Pinning!

tigerfish 12/12/14 05:36

Usually I am not a fan of white chocolate, but you made the glaze so thin and with those pistachios, everything becomes perfect!

noobcook 12/12/14 08:37

so beautiful especially when cut and seeing the contrast in colours

Shobha Kamath 12/12/14 11:05

Perfectly done and simply gorgeous ! The pics are wonderful too.

Alida 12/12/14 13:51

Very nice baking. You are making lovely festive things Angie. I love the green colour of pistachio, it is very elegant indeed. Fab festive torte :-)

Emma | Fork and Good 12/12/14 15:31

What a beautiful cake, can't believe it's gluten free! You've done it again Angie, you're a goddess of the gluten free kitchen!

Unknown 12/12/14 17:44

wow, what an amazing combination Angie! Looks amazing!!

Monica 12/12/14 18:17

What a beautiful torte! I always think of poppy seeds as in muffins but using ground poppy seeds in a torte is so interesting. It looks delicious!

Kathy 12/12/14 21:10

Wow Angie! This cake is simply gorgeous! Love all the flavors going on! I have never heard of pistachio syrup…sounds luscious!

Evelyne CulturEatz 12/12/14 22:34

Oh my pleasure, so glad you are making amazing use of the syrup. and Angie I think I really did find my cake recipe for Christmas Eve, it looks just so scrumptious.

chow and chatter 13/12/14 00:32

oh wow what a wonderful treat

Catherine 13/12/14 06:22

Oh my !! This is so beautiful and would be so welcome as a dessert for the holidays. xoxo Catherine

Taste of Beirut 13/12/14 13:07

I love anything chocolate and anything pistachio, so putting them together in a gluten-free package is exactly what I needed!

kitchen flavours 13/12/14 14:51

This is such a beautiful cake! And it looks so delicious!

Mary @ Fit and Fed 13/12/14 17:41

Very cool! You always have such creative recipes and ingredients! I had never heard of pistachio syrup, but had a look at the recipe you linked to, I'm going to have to give it a try!

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 13/12/14 20:15

This torte is simply beautiful, pistachio and chocolate are the best combo! :D

Choc Chip Uru

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 13/12/14 22:09

What a beautiful holiday dessert this would make! Chocolate and pistachios are such a perfect combo too. You did a great job decorating this lovely torte, Angie!

Debra Eliotseats 13/12/14 22:50

Photos are beautiful. Angie, this sounds and looks delicious!

Cathleen 14/12/14 02:37

This looks amazing! I definitely need to buy pistachios more often!

MunatyCooking 14/12/14 11:06

Oh Angie, your torte is gorgeous, unfortunately I still can't get poppy seeds :(

Beth 14/12/14 12:38

I think this looks wonderful - and I'm dying to try that pistachio syrup!

Mijú 14/12/14 15:36

Se ve espectacular tu tarta.
Un saludito

Marcela 14/12/14 15:55

omg.... I'm dying to try that pistachio torte... It sounds amazing for me...Also, it's such a good looking cake! I love it!

fimere 14/12/14 19:41

un délicieux gâteau et joliment préparé bravo
bonne soirée

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 14/12/14 22:38

Angie, this looks amazing such a beautiful dessert, wish I had a slice right now!

Delectably Green 14/12/14 23:09

this torte is so beautiful - I've never heard of pistachio syrup - sounds wonderful!

Unknown 15/12/14 03:16

This torte looks absolutely gorgeous, Angie! Love it!

grace 15/12/14 14:22

i LOVE pistachios. i eat them so rarely, they're like a special treat, and this torte would be the most special of all treats!

Christine Ho 15/12/14 15:20

Angie, this torte is so gorgeous and attractive. I'm intriguing to have a bite.

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 15/12/14 15:38

What a beautiful torte! Such great combinations of chocolate and pistachio; the icing must taste divine! I love how you garnished the torte with the chopped pistachios, Angie!

Unknown 15/12/14 16:59

wow..this cake is very inviting. Super delicious. :)

Abbe@This is How I Cook 15/12/14 23:07

My father loves poppy seeds. The next time I see him, I will bake this for him! It looks scrumptious, Angie!

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen 16/12/14 01:05

My husband loves Pistachio! I bet he's gonna love this gorgeous torte!

Pam 16/12/14 03:39

Angie, pistachios rule and so does this cake. Love it and it has to be delicious. My SIL, would've loved this for sure. It's a great holiday torte that would be devoured quickly. Thanks for the recipe.

Koko 16/12/14 04:37

Stunning Angie! This would make a gorgeous centerpiece to any holiday feast!!!

Kitchen Belleicious 16/12/14 04:43

heavenly, just amazing and I love the double chocolate portion. The color is beautiful with the green pistachios and what a creative dish

Hema 16/12/14 17:24

The cake looks absolutely gorgeous, loving the combo of dark and white chocolate..

Nippon Nin 16/12/14 19:54

Amazingly beautiful and sounds so wonderful! Your creations are like art.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and I'm so grateful for your visit and kind comments on my blog.

Geri Saucier 16/12/14 21:39

Wonderful cake. Who new poppy seeds could be ground up and used as the basis for a cake. I always learn something new and amazing in your blog:)

Unknown 17/12/14 17:19

Beautiful cake and lovely flavors. I cannot be left anywhere near the cake, it looks too darn addictive.

mjskit 19/12/14 05:10

You sure know how to make a gluten free cake look irresistible!!! What an awesome cake Angie!!!

Srivalli 19/12/14 07:54

Angie, the cake looks stunning..what a lovely contrast..very nicely done..

Sue/the view from great island 22/12/14 20:07

This cake has my name written ALL over it!!

Chaya 19/1/15 00:28

This could be the dessert of the year, chocolate, pistachios, poppy seeds - all in one.

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen 24/1/15 23:25

This looks very beautiful Angie. My husband loves pistachio and I bet he would love this cake.


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