Since our parents were in town last week we wanted to have a few desserts for all of us to enjoy.


Plus having them in town gave us a nice excuse to remake our chocolate pistachio layered cake . A recipe that we have been wanting to remake for a very long time. Luckily we had some pistachios on our shelf just screaming at us to be used.  We thought this would be a perfect time to make the unbaked chocolate pistachio cake again. Of course we did it a little differently 😉

 We have come to realize we love chocolate and pistachios together! Anyone else?

 chocolate pistachio marshmallow low sugar cake via purelytwins

Instead of doing the top layer based out of irish moss paste we decided to make our sugar-free marshmallows to be the top layer.

Chocolate pistachio marshmallow cake!

single slice

Loved the marshmallow topping. A completely different cake experience from the first cake. The chocolate pistachio layer provided such a dense, rich texture and flavor as the marshmallows provided a nice light airy texture.

We adore both versions, but there is something about being low in sugar and the simplicity of this cake that made us love this dessert even more.

This cake only has 3 tbsp of sugar for the whole thing (well besides stevia in the marshmallows). Not bad at all. And it still tasted amazing! If you love marshmallows and chocolate you will love this chocolate marshmallow cake.  The pistachio flavor is just right, not overwhelming. Just provides a nice depth in flavor.

raw cake slices



purelytwins recipe: chocolate pistachio marshmallow cake

inspired from our chocolate pistachio layered cake

makes one 6 inch cake – about 6 servings



First make the bottom layer – the chocolate pistachio layer.  Can be made in a food processor or blender. Press this layer into a 6 inch cake pan and set aside.

Next, make your marshmallow layer to top the chocolate pistachio layer.  Once marshmallows are done pour over your bottom layer in the cake pan. Please note you will not need the whole marshmallow batter, fill as high as you desire. Pour the remaining marshmallow batter into cupcake pan. Allow cake to set at room temperature for 1-2 hours, then place in fridge to set a little more. When ready to enjoy the cake, remove it from the fridge and slice.

Serving size will vary, but we got 6 slices.



 Chocolate and pistachio fan?  What about marshmallow fan?

til next time,




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13 thoughts on “chocolate pistachio marshmallow low sugar cake

  1. I love pistachios! Such a unique flavor, I don’t eat them very often so it’s a nice treat. I just bought some vegan gelatin yesterday, I may give this a try on the weekend 🙂

    Posted on April 9, 2013 at 5:25 pm
    1. yes they are a nice treat every once in awhile, we don’t have them that often either 🙂 but when we do, we enjoy them!

      Posted on April 10, 2013 at 9:44 am
  2. If there’s one thing I LOVE…it’s Marshmallows! Every time we go to the grocery store and I walk by them, I grab the bag and take a big wifffffffffffff! lol I’ve done it as a child and I still do it today lol Yummy!

    Posted on April 9, 2013 at 6:08 pm
    1. haha love it!

      Posted on April 10, 2013 at 9:45 am
  3. I am a fan of all of these things!!! I loved your marshmallows. Bet this would be goos with some nut butter sauce drizzled on top too… must try this after my competition!

    Posted on April 9, 2013 at 6:15 pm
    1. oh yes that is a great idea Laura!

      Posted on April 10, 2013 at 9:45 am
  4. That’s one gorgeous looking cake! I’m loving the addition of marshmallows – dreamy. I don’t have marshmallows very often but I love every time that I do… so good 🙂

    Posted on April 9, 2013 at 7:51 pm
  5. Truly sounds divine! 🙂

    Posted on April 9, 2013 at 8:01 pm
    1. thanks Gigi 🙂

      Posted on April 10, 2013 at 9:42 am
  6. I love the combination of chocolate and pistachios too! It reminds me of a chocolate “bark” my mother makes every Christmas, so good! WIsh I could bake like you two haha.

    Posted on April 10, 2013 at 11:01 am
  7. YUM!! i don’t eat/bake with pistachios often (and by that i mean at all haha) but i do love them!! this cake looks deeeeelish!

    Posted on April 10, 2013 at 11:15 am
  8. I enjoy my gourmet raw foods but I no that after a while i do feel that sluggish feeling. When I eat lower fats I also feel more energy, but am having trouble gaining weight. I eat around 3000 calories a day and exercise a lot. I know that there could be problems if you incorporate high fats with high sugars, but I am trying to gain weight. I did not try to loose weight it just quickly fell off cause I am eating so cleanly and exercising a ton, and enjoy being active. Any advice?

    Posted on April 10, 2013 at 10:10 pm
  9. Wow, Really I love the chocolate cake recipe and i enjoy prepare my self. I try to make chocolate pistachio marshmallow low sugar cake according to your given direction. Thanks…

    Posted on September 3, 2013 at 8:13 am