Chocolate Pistachio Squares
A quick and easy cake made extra-special with the addition of chocolate chips and pistachio nuts. Serve with whipped cream and warm chocolate sauce for a delicious dessert.
Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 1 hr 30 min
Servings: 15
1 box (500g) Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ Vanilla Cake Mix 
100g dark chocolate chips 
2 eggs 
80ml vegetable oil 
230ml water 
125g pistachio nuts, chopped 
To Serve
2 sachets (35g each) Betty Crocker™ Homestyle Whipping Cream Mix 
230ml cold milk 
10 tablespoons chocolate sauce, heated 
25g pistachio nuts, chopped 
  • 33x23cm cake pan
  • Baking parchment paper
  • Small bowl
  • Large bowl
  • Electric mixer or whisk
  • Spatula
  • Medium bowl
  • Cooling rack
  • 1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease 33x23cm cake pan with butter. Line base and long sides with baking parchment paper.
  • 2 Place cake mix in large bowl; remove 1 tablespoon of the dry mix to smaller bowl, and stir in chocolate chips to coat. Set aside.
  • 3 Add eggs, oil and water to cake mix in large bowl. Using electric mixer, beat on low speed until moistened, and then beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Fold in chocolate chips mixture and pistachio nuts.
  • 4 Pour batter into cake pan; spread evenly.
  • 5 Bake 44 to 46 minutes or until golden and toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes, and then use parchment paper to carefully lift cake out onto cooling rack. Cool slightly.
  • 6 Beat whipping cream mix and cold milk in medium bowl as directed on package.
  • 7 Cut warm cake into squares. Drizzle with chocolate sauce, and sprinkle with chopped pistachio nuts. Serve with whipped cream.
  • Add a few drops of peppermint extract to cake batter for a mint flavor.
  • Tossing chocolate chips in some of the dry cake mixture will help prevent them from sinking during baking.