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Chestnut moelleux

Chestnut moelleux

"Moelleux" means soft, and is also the name given to the gooey, soft-centred cakes that are popular in France. These muffin-style cakes are doubly chestnutty: there is chestnut purée in the mixture and pieces of marrons glacés (candied chestnuts) in the middle as well.

The result is a little melt-in-the-mouth treat.

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Last modified on: February 11th 2018

For 15 moelleux, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
23 min.30 min.20 min.1 hour 13 min.
Preservation: A few days in an airtight tin.
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Step by step recipe

1 Chestnut moelleux : Photo of step #1Put into a mixer bowl: 30 g ground almonds, 30 g ground hazelnuts, 30 g cornflour and 50 g butter, cut into small pieces. 3 min.
2 Chestnut moelleux : Photo of step #2Beat until evenly mixed. 4 min.
3 Chestnut moelleux : Photo of step #3Add 100 g egg, 300 g sweet chestnut purée (crème de marrons), 1 tablespoon rum and 1 pinch fine (or table) salt.

Continue beating until evenly mixed.

Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
30 min.
4 Chestnut moelleux : Photo of step #4Chop 40 g marrons glacés (candied chestnuts) into small dice. 4 min.
5 Chestnut moelleux : Photo of step #5Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

You can put the mixture into a forcing bag to make life easier, but this is not essential.
4 min.
6 Chestnut moelleux : Photo of step #6Put a little of the mixture into each cake mould or tin, then add a few chopped marrons glacés on top. 4 min.
7 Chestnut moelleux : Photo of step #7Cover with more cake mixture (you should not be able to see the marrons glacés), then glaze the tops. 4 min.
8 Chestnut moelleux : Photo of step #8Bake for about 20-25 minutes, watching carefully for browning towards the end of the cooking time. Be careful not to overcook, or the cakes will be too dry. 20 min.
9 Chestnut moelleux : Photo of step #9Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Remarks

If you don't have cornflour, you can use ordinary plain flour or chestnut flour instead, but the cake texture will be a little less moist.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
213337 gr263 gr99 gr
107 %14 %25 %15 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3416 gr42 gr16 gr
17 %2 %4 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 15 moelleux : 6.93 €
Per moelleux : 0.46 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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