November 23, 2013

Swiss Chestnut Cake (gluten-free)

by Anja

Still looking for a Thanksgiving dessert? How does a Swiss chestnut cake sound? Supereasy, moist and flavorful, and gluten-free on top.



My sister-in-law makes this cake often and I love the richness of the chestnuts.

She is a great and talented baker, but as a mother of three she also loves easy cake recipes, and hence this is one of her favorites. I'm sure once you'll try you'll love it too!




Ingredients:
500g (a little more than 2 lbs.) chestnut puree
100g (a little less than 1 stick or 1/2 cup) unsalted butter
100g (1/2 cup) sugar (I used natural cane sugar)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
3 tablespoons Kirsch (cherry brandy)


Preheat oven to 210°C/410°F.

Put chestnut puree and butter into a medium sized pan and melt over low heat.
In a large bowl, beat sugar with vanilla, egg yolks and Kirsch.
In a separate bowl beat eggwhites until white, firm and fluffy.

Add melted chestnut puree to the large bowl and mix until well combined. Incorpoared egg whites.

Grease a baking pan (I used a 24cm spring form) and fill in batter. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool.

Finish with sprinkling powdered sugar or chocolate flakes on top, or prepare a frosting by combining 100g (almost 1 cup) powdered sugar with 2-3 tablespoons Kirsch.

Enjoy and have a very happy Thanksgiving with delicious food to share with friends and family!

2 comments:

  1. This looks so good. I love chestnuts. Will definitely try this recipe.

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  2. i love anything and everything with chestnuts. this is on my must try list!

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