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Look at this beauty... A delicious chocolate chestnut cake: a moist cake topped with chocolate ganache... What a great autumn treat!

Chocolate Chestnut Cake

Look at this beauty... A delicious chocolate chestnut cake: a moist cake topped with chocolate ganache... What a great autumn treat!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories per serving 352 kcal

Ingredients

  • 7 oz cooked chestnuts (200 g)
  • 5,5 oz dark chocolate (155 g), chopped
  • cup cream (80 ml)
  • 3 oz unsalted butter (85 g)
  • 3,5 oz brown sugar (100 g)
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 egg whites beaten
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Peel the chestnuts if that hasn't been done yet. Then add them to a blender and blend them into a dry and fine crumble. Put it aside until needed later.

  2. Look at this beauty... A delicious chocolate chestnut cake: a moist cake topped with chocolate ganache... What a great autumn treat!
  3. Add the butter, chocolate and brown sugar to a bowl and then place it over a pan with boiling water (double boiler).
  4. Look at this beauty... A delicious chocolate chestnut cake: a moist cake topped with chocolate ganache... What a great autumn treat!
  5. Let the butter and chocolate melt. Whisk into a smooth mixture and let it cool down again. Then add the chestnut crumble from the blender, the plain flour and the egg yolk.

  6. Look at this beauty... A delicious chocolate chestnut cake: a moist cake topped with chocolate ganache... What a great autumn treat!
  7. Stir well. Then stir in the cream.

  8. Look at this beauty... A delicious chocolate chestnut cake: a moist cake topped with chocolate ganache... What a great autumn treat!
  9. Also add the beaten egg white to the chocolate batter.

  10. Look at this beauty... A delicious chocolate chestnut cake: a moist cake topped with chocolate ganache... What a great autumn treat!
  11. Stir well. Then transfer the chocolate batter to a springform cake tin lined with baking paper.
  12. Look at this beauty... A delicious chocolate chestnut cake: a moist cake topped with chocolate ganache... What a great autumn treat!
  13. Bake the chestnut chocolate cake for 35 to 40 minutes in a preheated oven at 359°F (180°C). Remove the cake and then let it cool down a bit at room temperature. Serve lukewarm.
  14. Look at this beauty... A delicious chocolate chestnut cake: a moist cake topped with chocolate ganache... What a great autumn treat!