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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 layers

  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (350ο F) set to fan.
  • In a mixer’s bowl add the butter, the sugar, and beat with the whisk attachment at high speed, for 3-4 minutes, until fluffy.
  • Add the yogurt, 1 tablespoon of the flour, and the eggs one by one. Wait for each egg to be incorporated before adding the next.
  • Add the vanilla extract, the orange zest, and keep beating.
  • In a bowl add the rest of the flour, the baking powder, the salt, the ginger, the cinnamon, the cocoa powder, and mix. Transfer to the mixer and beat for 15 seconds.
  • Butter and dust with cocoa powder 3 cake pans 20 cm lined with parchment paper. 
  • Divide the mixture among them and bake for 20-25 minutes. Let them cool well.

For the filling

  • Place a pot over high heat.
  • Add the chestnuts, the sugar, the water, and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes until the water is reduced and it is about 1 cm high. 
  • Transfer to a food processor, add the chocolate into pieces, the brandy, and process well until there is a thick paste. Transfer to a bowl and let it cool well.
  • Add 1/3 of the whipped cream into the chestnut puree and mix well. Add the remaining whipped cream and mix gently with a silicone spatula to keep it fluffy and airy.

To assemble

  • Place one of the cake layers on your serving dish and spread 1/3 of the cream. Follow the same process for the other two cake layers and the rest of the cream.
  • Serve with the candied chestnuts. 
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
33 %


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)
53 %

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)
115 %

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)
27 %


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)
43 %


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)
18 %


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)
10 %


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)
5 %


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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