Chestnut cake


Chestnut cake
This delightful cake is doubly chestnutty: it contains chestnut flour, and pieces of glacé chestnuts are incorporated in the dough.
235,6013.9/5 for 15 ratings
Grade this recipe:

Last modified on: October 13th 2010

For 1 cake, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 1 cake 2 cakes 3 cakes

How long does it take?

Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
23 min.30 min.53 min.
Keeping: Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
At what time?
  • When will I finish if I start the recipe at a certain time?
    When should I start for the recipe to be ready at a certain time?
Work this out...

Step by step recipe


Stage 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.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Chestnut cake : Photo of step #2
Cream together.

Stage 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.

Stage 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).

Stage 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.

Stage 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.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,721 Kcal or 11,392 Kj41 gr345 gr131 gr
136 %16 %33 %20 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
336 Kcal or 1,407 Kj5 gr43 gr16 gr
17 %2 %4 %2 %
Per cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,721 Kcal or 11,392 Kj41 gr345 gr131 gr
136 %16 %33 %20 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

Note : These prices are only approximate

Change currency:

Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Milk rolls, Provençal colombier for Pentecost, Kouign-amann brioche, Hollandaise sauce, Oat shortbread biscuits, ... All
Chestnut flourChestnut flour: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Corsican tarts, Rolled chestnut and apple brioche, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Langoustine sabayon tart, Toasted almond cake, Spaghetti with mussels and basil, Pan-fried salmon with white cabbage, Montbenoit's canapés, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Flambéd bananas , Blackcurrant-almond muffins, Lemon creams, Almond macaroon cake, Oaty walnut cake , ... All

Other recipes you may also like

[Fruit crumble]
Fruit crumble
A fruit pudding: very easy to do and delicious: just a layer of fruit with a golden crunchy topping.
71,7324.0/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 11 min.
[Warm apple feuillantines]
Warm apple feuillantines
It's a rather long recipe but which never fails to impress, perfect for a special dinner party. It's made up of 3 circles: one almond "tuile", 2 of caramelized brik sheets, with a caramelized apple layer between each, whipped cream on top, and custard all around. Everything, except whipped cream,...
93,0875/5 for 13 ratings 3 hours 9 min.
[Frozen Nougat]
Frozen Nougat
Impress your guests with this delightful dessert, a smooth mixture of meringue and dried fruit, which can easily be prepared several days beforehand.
80,7624.5/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 28 min.
[Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream)]
Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream)
Quite similar to crème anglaise but much thicker. It is used in many pastries like choux pastry (pâte à choux) or millefeuille.
274,054 303.8/5 for 37 ratings 36 min.
[Chocolate mousse]
Chocolate mousse
Here is a simple quick recipe for chocolate mousse. It is just necessary to be careful at the final stage, when mixing the melted chocolate and the beaten egg-whites.
94,2463.7/5 for 3 ratings 40 min.

News list of cooking-ez.com

Sign up to receive the latest recipes (next batch due to be sent on 2020-01-19)

I am not a leaving thing
Note: We'll never share your email with anyone else.

Post your comment or question

I am not a leaving thing

Follow this recipe

If you are interested in this recipe, you can "follow" it, by entering your email address here. You will then receive a notification immediately each time the recipe is modified or a new comment is added. Please note that you will need to confirm this following.
I am not a leaving thing
Note: We'll never share your email with anyone else.
Alternatively: you can subscribe to the mailing list of cooling-ez.com , you will receive a e-mail for each new recipe published on the site.

Back to top of page