8 September 2013

Chocolate chesnut cupcakes





I love chestnuts like puree, in desserts but I never had make chestnuts cupcakes  and were amazing, is with frozen chestnut puree so you don't have  wait for chestnuts:)
And chestnut and chocolate work so well, I have to say they go too much fast here !

I adapted this recipe from Poires au chocolat








Ingredients

For cake
(12 cupcakes)

300 g. chestnut puree (frozen)
or a can of chestnut puree
3 eggs
100 g caster sugar
120 g. ground almonds
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
 
 
For ganache
 
200 ml  double cream
120 g. dark chocolate
 
 
Method
 
 Line a 12 muffin tin with cases.
Preheat the oven to 170°c
Place the chestnut puree into a mixing bowl and beat with a fork until smooth.
Whisk the eggs and sugar with a mixer until doubled in size, pale and holds shape.
Spoon about half of the eggs mixture into the chestnut bowl and fold in until uniform.
Sift over the ground almonds and baking poder, adding any bigger pieces of almond at the end. Fold in carefully but throughly. Finally add the rest of the egg mixture and fold that in. Divide between the cases .
Bake for 25 to 30 minues until golden brown and firm to touch.
Cool (you can freeze them for up to 4 week at this point)
Let cool by a while.
 
Ganache
Break up the chocolate into a bowl. Heat the cream up until nearly boiling and then pour over the chocolate. Leave for 3-4 minutes then stir until smooth.
Leave to cool about 8 to 10 minutes before spreading over the cupcakes.
 
 
 
 
 
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EN ESPAÑOL
Cupcakes de castaña con chocolate



 




 


 
Adoro las castañas desde siempre, puede porque en el sur se hacen muchas castañas, puré de castañas, brazo o rollo  de castañas, y  recuerdo unos pasteles de castaña maravillosos en el Paula , nunca más los he visto, así que cuando vi estos cupcakes se me antojó hacerlos.
Mi mamá hacia mucha castañas porque el tío Miguel (de Yumbel) mandaba sacos de castañas a Concepción, así que mi mamá y mi abuelita le sacaban harto provecho.
(El tío Miguel era hermano de mi abuelita Chela y yo lo quería mucho)
Ahora la gracias que encontramos todo el año puré de castañas congelado (como la lúcuma) y también en tarro, prefiero el puré congelado queda muy bien.
 
Ingredientes
 
 Para los cakes
300 gramos puré de castañas(congelado en los supermercados)
3 huevos
100 gramos de azúcar glass
120 gramos de almendras molidas
1/2 cucharadita polvos de hornear
 
Crema de chocolate
 
200 ml de crema espesa
120 gramos de chocolate en barra
 
Preparación
 
 
 Preparar moldes de muffins con  envases de papel.
Precalentar el horno a 170°c.
Colocar el puré de castañas en un bol y batir con un tenedor hasta que esté cremoso.
Aparte batir los huevos y el azúcar hasta que estén espumosos y el doble de tamaño.
Agregar la mitad del batido de huevos al puré de castañas.
batir bien mezclando, agregar las almendras molidas y los polvos de hornear.
 Finalmente agregar el resto del batido y mezclar bien.
Repartir la mezcla en las cápsulas de muffins.
Cocinar de 25 a 30 minutos o hasta que estén ligeramente dorados (son naturalmente húmedos porque no llevan harina) y firmes.
Enfriar. En este punto (sin el ganache se pueden congelar durante unas 3 a 4 semanas)
 
Cubierta de chocolate
Colocar el chocolate partido en trozos  en un bol,  
Calentar la crema hasta que casi empiece a hervir.
Agregar al chocolate revolver hasta que esté cremoso.
Dejar enfriar de 8 a 10 minutos antes de cubrir los cupcakes para que tenga una consistencia cremosa.
 
 

85 comments:

  1. Che meraviglia! Delle cupcakes golosissime!!!

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  2. looks wonderful! Aw, I'm 2nd! Fooey...was serving lunch! haha.

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    1. ha! Im making the lunch lol
      thanks Betsy!

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    2. hahaha oh the shame, chestnut puree sounds like a delicacy

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    3. (about the lunch) ??? anyway all here breakfast late:)
      chestnut puree is delicious!!

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    4. yes, the shame!
      But I beat Pat all the same!
      ha!

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    5. the mister loves dark ganache!

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    6. You have to make for him.Im sure he will love these:)

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    7. Bah rigged I say at my bay

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  3. Wau! wonderful.....really mouth watering....can feel the chocolate chesnut cupcakes melted in mouth.... and beautiful clicks :)

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  4. Love chestnuts and the combination with chocolate in those cupcakes sounds amazing!

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    1. I love too Angie, chestnuts are delicious

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  5. Cada vez que veo la palabra "castanna" me acuerdo de una Buena amiga que tenia en el Pais Vasco y que usaba el termino para describer su... si, su... eso. A veces decia "Hace tanto frio que ni la castanna me voy a lavar". :-)

    Me encanta el postre que has cocinado esta semana. Muchas gracias.

    Saludos desde Londres.

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    1. a well mario your friend is naughty!
      I love castañas and all my life we made desserts and cakes with chestnuts!:)

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  6. I have trouble finding chestnut puree around here...but when I do, I'd love to try your wonderful cupcakes!!! I'm with my dad at the hospital...so may not be around for the next week. Hope you're doing well. xo

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    1. Hope you find dear Lizzy. Im sorry by your dad hope he feel better son!

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  7. I love chestnut recipes and your cupcakes are wonderful.

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  8. how pretty cupcakes!have a nice week...

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  9. All your little rose dishes and cups simply enhance your talents in the kitchen:)

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    1. ah Monique I love all with flowers and vintage in the kitchen!

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  10. These look delicious--and your pictures are gorgeous. I don't think I've ever seen chestnut puree...

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    1. But chestnuts yes? you can make your own chestnut puree and we have here chestnuts jar too!

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  11. I'm embarrassed to say, I've never cooked with chestnuts but I'm thinking that needs to change!

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    1. Chris is absolutely delicious Im sure you will love it!!

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  12. Your cupcakes look delicious. I have to say that I have never baked with chestnuts.

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  13. I never ate chestnut before. Looks very good.

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  14. How long do these take to make?

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  15. Divine and ever so seasonal! Since autumn has arrived, I crave chestnut-based treats.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  16. i don't think i even know what chestnuts taste like! i'm confident i'd like them, though, especially in this form. :)

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  17. These are gorgeous! Love the little plates they are sitting on as well. I'm a big fan of chestnuts, specially roasted, never tried them in cakes before!

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  18. I really like these type of blogs and thanks for showing very useful knowledge. i want to make holiday desserts please give me some ideas............thanks in advance

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  19. Tragically, I've never used chestnuts in desserts! But there's a first time for everything. Love the looks of these cupcakes!

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  20. We eat alot of chestnuts in Asia, but I have never heard of it in a cupcake. It sure looks and sound delicious.

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  21. I bet the muffins are very soft and moist due to chestnuts!

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  22. I have yet to venture using chestnut puree in any baking. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

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  23. ça doit être super bon un bonheur
    bonne journée

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  24. I love cupcakes and this looks super super morishly yumm the chocolate on top is jsut to yumm for :-)

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  25. Dear Gloria, Absolutely beautiful!!! delicious look cupcakes. I love chestnuts. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  26. They look pretty and delicious!

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  27. That looks so delicious indeed, the combinations sounds divine!

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  28. Gloria, Wow! These cupcakes look good...and really rich too! Thanks and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  29. Hi Gloria! I have some chestnut leftover from my previous attempt on mont blancs, hope to use them for this recipe! Yum!

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  30. Gloria,thanks for sharing this recipe...we have had a bag of chestnut flour sitting on the counter and this is the recipe we are going to try out next....cupcakes looks dense and rich,beautiful :-)

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    1. Thanks Kumars!Yes they are soooo good!

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  31. Chestnuts are so nice in cakes - very moist and a lovely flavour :)

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  32. Never heard of chestnut puree. Sounds good.

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    1. You never try?? I m sure you would love, is delicious!

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  33. They sound delicious Gloria. I remember the chocolate chestnut cupcakes I made a couple of years ago as some of the best I've made.

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    1. Im happy you like Choclotte I love chestnuts!

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  34. Des gâteaux bien beaux et bien gourmands. Ils doivent être délicieux.
    A bientôt

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  35. Looks delicious, as always Gloria. I would love to visit your home sometime :D

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    1. Come when you want dear Azra I would be happy to see you here:D

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  36. wow these look wonderful love chestnuts

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  37. ¡Estos cupcakes triunfarían en mi casa!.
    Y, además, quedan preciosos.
    Un besote, guapa.

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    1. Gracias Marga, acá no duraron nada!!besos

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  38. dont know that i have ever had chestnuts in a cake either...but i would def be willing to give it a try...smiles...happy monday gloria!

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    1. Ah Brian I have to make someones for you and David lol
      Im sure you would love is absolutely delicious!
      :)

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  39. Gloria son una ricura total, que ricos!!!

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  40. Gracias Maite como cuento en la parte en español las castañas me traen tantos recuerdos de mi abuelita, de Yumbel de mi tio Miguel en fin muchas cosas.Besos

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  41. I haven't baked with chestnuts, but your cupcakes look great. They'd go much too fast here, too!

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  42. That ganache looks delicious, Gloria! Much hugs and love to you and your family xoxo

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  43. Hi thanks for dropping by my blog! I'm following your blog too! You have such a lovely blog here!

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  44. I adore chestnuts and this recipe is a must try!
    Kisses!

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  45. Delicious cupcake...I yet have to bake with chestnuts...great together with chocolate...yum!
    Hope you are having a great week Gloria :D

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  46. Never had chestnuts cupcakes, wow Gloria! I really like your header photo, very nice :-)

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  47. Estos cupcakes los tengo que hacer, ¡me encantan las castañas de todas las maneras! que ricos Gloria!!Besos

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