Chocolate Chestnut Cake

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Gluten free, delicious and moist, what more can I say!

The boys love this cake, I don’t ice it but occasionally serve it with cream or top with whipped cream and raspberries, yummy!

Ingredients

220g dark chocolate, broken up

400g tin unsweetenedchestnut purée

8 eggs

400g sugar

Method

Preheat the oven to 180degrees Centigrade.

Grease and line a 25cm loose bottomed deep cake tin.

In a food processor, tip the chestnut purée and whizz till smooth.

With the motor still running, add the egg yolks, one at a time.

Now add 300g sugar and let the motor run for 1min.

Melt the chocolate, I use the microwave.

With the motor running, add the melted chocolate.

In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff.

Add the remaining 100g sugar to the egg whites and whisk well in until glossy.

Take a large spoon of the egg white mix and fold into the chocolate mixture.

Once loosened a little, add the chocolate mixture to the egg white bowl and fold in.

Spoon cake mix into the prepared tin.

Bake the cake for 50-60 mins until a skewer comes out clean.

Allow to cool in the tin.

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6 thoughts on “Chocolate Chestnut Cake”

  1. Hi Goldenpudding, I think if you kept it in the fridge it would last 4 days at least, I tend to have it in a cake tin in the kitchen. It is certainly still good at 3 days at Perth winter temperatures. Take some cream and whip it up to go with the came, total indulgence!!!

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