21 January 2017

Chestnut and chcolate cake (Torta de chocolate y castaña)








A week or so ago it was my mom's birthday (some of you know that she is living here in my house) and I prepared this cake of chestnut and chcolate cream, it was delicious, you can use chestnut puree from jar or  tin.
I had frozen ground chestnuts.
My mom loves chestnuts like me.

Source : 

Revista Paula- Chile año 1991
número especial de cocina 







Ingredients

Cake
6 separate eggs
1 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sifted flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking powder


Filling 

1 teaspoon vanila extract 
1 cup icing  sugar
2 cups chestnut puree (about 400 grams)
70 grams butter (room temperature)
1 tablespoon rum (optative)

Frosting

150 grams chocolate bitter chopped
125 grams unsalted butter
some cherries or other red fruits to garnish






Method

Preheat the oven to 180 ° c (350 F)
In a bowl beat the yolks until they are thick. Slowly add the sugar, salt and vanilla, beat constantly until the batter is pale and thick.
Gradually add the flourand cornstarch  and mix. In another bowl beat the whites until they are firm and incorporate the sugar . Pour the batter into a round mold of 20/24 cm.
 Lined with butter and buttered paper.
 Bake for 25 minutes or until golden and fluffy. Leave to cool for about 5 minutes in the oven. Remove and allow to cool before unmolding. 



Filling
Beat the chestnut puree with the butter,  rum, sugar and vanilla until smooth.Set aside.

Frosting

Gently heat the chocolate and cream together in a double boiler or a microwave set on low power. Stir until smooth, remove from heat.

To assemble the cake:

 Using a serrated knife cut the cake crosswise in three equal pieces , 
Carefully transfer one place to a serving tray and brush generously with rum syrup and spread the half of chestnut filling.
Repeat with other layer  brush with rum and place the last on top.
Spread the chocolate cream over the top and sides of the cake. Set aside for a while and put in fridge before serve.
Garnish with some cherries or other red fruits like strawberries or raspberries.



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Torta de chocolate y castaña

















82 comments:

  1. HI Gloria...
    Happy belated birthday to your Mom 🎈🎈🎈
    The cake looks really nice...I don't think I have ever eaten chestnuts!
    We have several chestnut trees at the cottage! The squirrels love them!
    Enjoy your weekend dear...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Thanks Linda!! oh yes the squirrels love chestnuts because are delicious Linda!!
      Send you hugs and love
      xoxoxo

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  2. Have not had chestnuts for years and have only had them roasted. Never had them in a recipe. Very cool. And very pretty.
    When we were kids we would drill a whole through them and thread a long lace through and then play conkers!

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    1. Thanks Suzzy! Yes we aate a lot chestnuts when were childs and my mom always make some desserts or others.
      I remember I had a grand uncle (brother of my grand mom) whoehad a site with a lot of chestnuts trees and all the years he sent to us a lot of chestnuts !!

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  3. Gloria, This cake is perfect for me! I love moist cakes and that filling is perfect. I'll take 2 slices please! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. I would be pleasure to share with you and Laurie, Yes the rum is something delicious with chestnut cream . Hugs !!

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  4. So beautiful ! I love cake with chestnut puree ....but i love eat chestnut puree with a spoon too !
    Bises

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  5. Happy birthday to your sweet mom! Her cake looks fabulous!!! Perfect to celebrate a special lady!!! xoxo

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  6. Happy belated Birthday to your mom, Gloria! This chocolate chestnut cake looks splendid and definitely a perfect cake to celebrate.

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  7. Happy birthday to your Mom, this cake looks delicious Gloria, may I have a slice ?Un abbraccio !

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  8. Hope your mom had a happy birthday. Sure looks like a good cake to celebrate with.

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  9. THat is pastry shop fine..HB to your mom..!

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  10. What a beautiful cake, thanks for sharing. Keep well Diane

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  11. Yum, that is looking so good☺☺

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  12. Happy birthday to your Mom, this cake looks delicious !!!
    Alice

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  13. Maravillosa tarta de cumpleaños!! me encantan las castañas. Feliz cumpleaños a tu madre! Besos

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  14. Buon compleanno alla tua mamma!!!!! Che torta stupenda, deve essere deliziosa :)
    Un bacio

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    1. Grazie Daniela .my mom was happy with her friends that coming to see her !

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  15. I rarely cook with chestnuts, but it always looks so good to me. Hope your mom had a great birthday.

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  16. Con un po' di ritardo, tanti auguri alla tua mamma cara :) Questa torta è deliziosa, adoro la farina di castagne. Un abbraccio, buona settimana

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  17. I love chestnut and chocolate! This cake must be amazing. I had something similar but yours looks so delicious!

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  18. what a delicious combination! i can't think of a time when i've had chestnuts paired with chocolate but it must be fantastic. :)

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  19. Auguri alla tua mamma Gloria e complimenti per questa fantastica torta! ti abbraccio cara ;)

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  20. I love the combination of chocolate and chestnuts!

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  21. Ciao Gloria, Happy New Year!

    Chestnuts are my favourite! Love this cake, and I often use the same chestnut cream as you :-)
    Besos to all your family!
    Alessandra

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    1. Love chestnuts too Alessandra!! Grazie cara, Un abbraccio anche a te!

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  22. A beautiful and delicious cake! Happy Belated Birthday to your mom!

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  23. Hope your mom had a great birthday! This cake looks beautiful! I don't think I have ever had a dessert with chestnuts in it- but now I am very curious. This sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing! :)
    ~Jess

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  24. délicieux gâteau et joyeux anniversaire à ta maman
    bonne soirée

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  25. Che meraviglia questa torta! E' un tripudio di golosità! Un abbraccio

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  26. Dear Gloria, A delicious cake to enjoy on these cold winter evenings with a good cup of coffee. xo Catherine

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  27. What a beautiful cake for your mother's birthday…you decorated it so beautifully.

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  28. Gorgeous cake, Gloria! I love that beautiful chocolate ganache topping :) I'm sure your mother loved it ♥

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  29. Your cake looks and sounds delicious! Happy Birthday to your mom! Your red and white tableware is gorgeous, very pretty and would fit in my kitchen perfectly! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Pam!! I love this red and white tableware and yes you lo ve these colours,
      The last year I bought on a sale, I love it!!
      xoxo

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  30. I am sure your mom thought it was beautiful and delicious. It looks wonderful Gloria.

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  31. Beautiful cake. And the cherries are a lovely decoration. What a nice daughter you are--a belated happy birthday to your mother from me!

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    1. Thanks Inger ! I told my mom yours happy birthday!!

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  32. Moi aussi, j'adore les châtaignes ! This cake looks delicious !

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    1. Merci beaucoup Helene, Je aime beaucoup les chataignes !!

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  33. I used to make a chestnut cake for the holidays...have long since lost the recipe. This looks fabulous, Gloria! Saving it.

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  34. Happy Birthday Wishes to your Mum
    The cake looks absolutely delicious.

    All the best Jan

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