Chestnut cake


Chestnut cake
This delightful cake is doubly chestnutty: it contains chestnut flour, and sweet chestnut purée.
259,9373.9/5 for 47 ratings
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Last modified on: May 8th 2020

For 1 cake, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
23 min.50 min.1 hour 13 min.
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Keeping:

Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 3 min.
Chestnut cake : Photo of step #1
Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Sieve in a bowl 100 g flour, 100 g chestnut flour, 5 g baking powder and 2 pinches salt.

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
Chestnut cake : Photo of step #2
In a container with high edges preferably (more convenient to pour then) pour the 100 g Noisette butter.

Stage 3 - 4 min.
Chestnut cake : Photo of step #3
Then add 100 g sweet chestnut purée (crème de marrons), 100 g liquid cream and 2 tablespoons rum, mix well and set aside.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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In the bowl of a mixer, pour 150 g caster sugar then 3 eggs, and whisk, at medium speed first to mix, and then at high speed, until a white and light mixture is obtained.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Chestnut cake : Photo of step #5
Slowly reduce the speed, then gently pour the previous mixture.

Stage 6
Chestnut cake : Photo of step #6
Stop as soon as the mix is homogeneous.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Pour the powder mix over it and stir it gently.

Your dough is ready.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
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Pour into a buttered cake pan.

Stage 9 - 50 min.
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And cook for about 50 minutes, check cooking 5 minutes before the end.

Stage 10
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Let cool on a wire rack.

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.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,620 Kcal or 10,969 Kj35 gr334 gr133 gr
131 %14 %32 %20 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
314 Kcal or 1,315 Kj4 gr40 gr16 gr
16 %2 %4 %2 %
Per cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,620 Kcal or 10,969 Kj35 gr334 gr133 gr
131 %14 %32 %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).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: French Family Cake, Profiteroles, Flambéd bananas , Old style brioche, Tiramisu, ... All
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Carbonnade, Vegetable clafoutis, Flognarde, Walnut short bread, Strawberry and rhubarb crumble, ... All
Noisette butterNoisette butter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Lemon and lime cakes, Grapefruit moelleux, Pistachio "Financiers", Génoise (Genoa sponge), Pistachio madeleines, ... All
Chestnut flourChestnut flour: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Corsican tarts, Rolled chestnut and apple brioche, ... All

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