Chocolate Chestnut Cake

PREP TIME 30 Minutes
COOK TIME 1 hour
TOTAL TIME 1.5 hours
COURSE Dessert
CUISINE European

A simple and delicious chestnut cake using chestnut purée, with chocolate chips for a bit of extra indulgence. The perfect balance between sweet and savory, this cake is sure to please even the most discerning of taste buds.



  • 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F

  • 2

    We'll make the chestnut purée 1st. In a small saucepan, place water, milk, and chestnuts. Bring to a simmer until the chestnuts are very soft (10-15 min).

  • 3

    Using a strainer, separate your chestnuts and make sure you keep the water.

  • 4

    Then toss the chestnuts in a blender with the chestnut water and blend until smooth, sweeten to your like and set aside.

  • 5

    Grease a small Bundt pan (should hold 4 cups) with melted butter, and dust thoroughly with flour. Shake the pan over the kitchen sink to remove the excess flour.

  • 6

    Now the whisk the egg whites until you get stiff peaks to form.

  • 7

    Then in a different bowl, beat together the egg yolks, chestnut purée, and butter until you have a smooth mixture.

  • 8

    Fold the flour, baking powder and salt through.

  • 9

    Making sure not too much air is lost, gently fold through the egg whites, parting into thirds and folding one at a time, through the cake batter.

  • 10

    Finally, and again gently, fold through the chocolate chips.

  • 11

    Place the batter into the prepared Bundt pan. Leave 1 inch of space from the rim of the cake pan.

  • 12

    Now Bake for 40-50 minutes, you can check its readiness by poking the cake with a skewer, if it comes out clean you’re good to go!

  • 13

    Once cake is done baking, leave to cool before carefully separating it from the pan and leave to cool to room temperature on a wire rack.

  • 14

    The last step is to Dust with powdered sugar to your liking and serve! Enjoy this delicious cake!




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