Chestnut cake


Chestnut cake
This delightful cake is doubly chestnutty: it contains chestnut flour, and pieces of glacé chestnuts are incorporated in the dough.
233,4413.9/5 for 14 ratings
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Last modified on: October 13th 2010

For 1 cake, you will need:

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Pour the mixture into a cake mould, and put in the oven for about 30/40 minutes.

Stage 6 - 30 min.
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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).

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Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Chestnut flourChestnut flour: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Rolled chestnut and apple brioche, Corsican tarts, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pogne de Romans, French custard tart, Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart, Tart Tatin, Filo leeks and cheese tart, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Meringues, How to succeed in making sabayon (syllabub), Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse, Cookies, Chocolate eclairs, ... All
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Oat financiers for Louise, Rabbit civet, Toffee apple upside-down cake, Saucipain, Brioche dough, ... All

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