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Super Rich Chocolate & Chestnut Cake

Super Rich Chocolate & Chestnut Cake

Super rich, indulgent and delicious. This cake is pure chocolate heaven; it has added high-quality sugar-free cacao powder and dark chocolate pieces, when the cake bakes in the oven the chocolate melts inside the cake… yum! The addition to the chestnuts to this recipe gives it a rich and nutty flavour to the cake.

By The Healthy Beard


  • Serves 8

  • 120 minutes

  • 5 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegetarians

Whole Chestnuts


For the chocolate ganache


  1. Begin by pre-heating the oven to 180C degrees
  2. Using a large mixing bowl, pour in the flour, cacao powder, baking powder, salt and molasses – stir to combine the ingredients together
  3. Separate the egg yolks and eggs whites and whisk the egg whites until they are nice and fluffy
  4. Pour the egg yolks over the dry ingredients along with the 75g of the dark chocolate, olive oil, milk and vanilla extract; stir to mix the wet and dry ingredients together
  5. Pour in the egg whites and gently fold (with a wooden spoon) the egg whites with the cake batter
  6. Pour the cake batter in a greased round cake tin and place in the oven – bake for 35-40 minutes
  7. Prepare the chocolate ganache by placing all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until the ingredients are well combined
  8. Prepare the leftover dark chocolate for the chocolate-coated chestnuts by melting in a bowl over hot water. Once the chocolate has melted pour in the chestnuts making sure they are all covered in chocolate, remove and place the now coated chestnuts in a tray lined with grease proof paper
  9. Now that the chocolate cake has finished baking, ice the top of the cake and sides using the chestnut and chocolate ganache, top the cake with the chocolate coated chestnuts
  10. Slice and enjoy

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