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Chocolate chestnut cake

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

Chocolate chestnut cake


For the cake layer

  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (356ο F) set to fan.
  • In a bowl, add all of the solid ingredients. The baking powder, cinnamon, orange zest, ginger, cocoa powder, flour, and mix with a spoon.
  • In a mixer’s bowl, add the butter, sugar, and beat at high speed until the mixture is fluffy.
  • Lower the mixer’s speed and add the vanilla extract, and the eggs one by one. Wait for each one to be incorporated before adding the next.
  • Remove the bowl from the mixer, add the yogurt and the solid ingredients. Mix with a spatula until the ingredients are homogenized.
  • Butter and flour, with cocoa powder, three round 20 cm cake pans and divide the batter.
  • Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let them cool well.

For the cream

  • In a small saucepan, add the boiled chestnuts, sugar, cognac, vanilla, water, and boil, with the lid off, for 25-30 minutes.
  • As soon as the water’s level decreases and it is about 1 cm, remove from the heat.
  • Transfer the whole mixture into the food processor, and beat until the chestnuts are dissolved and your mixture turns into a puree (you may need to add a little hot water).
  • When the puree is ready, transfer it into a bowl.
  • While it’s still warm, add the chocolate couverture finely chopped, mix well with a spatula and set the mixture aside to cool.
  • In a mixer’s bowl, add the heavy cream and beat it with the whisk attachment for 4-5 minutes, until it turns into whipped cream.
  • When the puree with the chestnuts and chocolate cools, add the whipped cream in batches with a spatula, and mix lightly so that the mixture homogenizes and becomes fluffy.

To assemble

  • Spread a little of the cream onto the serving platter so that the first cake layer can stick onto it. Place, the least pretty one, at the base.
  • Add 1/3 of the cream onto the cake layer and spread it with a spoon, so that it covers its whole surface.
  • On top of that, place the second cake layer, and then the remaining 1/3 of the cream; spread it until its surface is covered.
  • Follow the same process for the third cake layer, too.
  • With a spatula, spread all of the remaining cream onto the surface and the sides of the cake.
  • Serve with the chocolate pine cones and dust with icing sugar.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
41 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
63 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
130 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
35 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
60 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
22 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
28 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
6 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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