Chestnut cake

Step by step recipe:

  1. 3 min.Chestnut cake : Photo of step #1
    Put in a bowl or the bowl of your food processor, 125 g butter and 125 g caster sugar.
  2. 3 min.Chestnut cake : Photo of step #2
    Cream together.
  3. 7 min.Chestnut cake : Photo of step #3
    Add 4 eggs then sieve 125 g chestnut flour, add 1 sachet baking powder, 125 g flour, and finally 1 pinch salt and 100 g marrons glacés (candied chestnuts) cut small.
  4. 5 min.Chestnut cake : Photo of step #4
    Mix until you obtain a smooth and homogeneous mixture.

    Preheat oven to 392°F (200°C).
  5. 5 min.Chestnut cake : Photo of step #5
    Pour the mixture into a cake mould, and put in the oven for about 30/40 minutes.
  6. 30 min.Chestnut cake : Photo of step #6
    Check cooking after 30 minutes.

Remarks:

You can find chestnut flour in organic stores, it is very necessary to sieve it before using, because it has an unfortunate tendency to become lumpy.

If you are making a cake for adults (I just mean "that will not be eaten by children"), I recommend you soak the glacé chestnuts for an hour or two in a little whisky, and then incorporate a tablespoonful of this soaking whisky into the mixture. Use any whisky left over to make Irish coffee.

Source:

Home made

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