Ticino Chestnut Cake

1hr 40m
Preparation/cooking time: ca. 40m + Bake: ca. 60m

For 8 pieces

Nutritional Information

Contains 461 Kcal


  • 150 g ground raw sugar
  • 220 g frozen chestnut puree, defrosted
  • 100 g butter, liquid, left to cool
  • 3 egg yolk
  • 150 g ground hazelnuts
  • 3 egg white
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 60 g Haselnuss-Krokant
  • 60 g dark chocolate, melted
  • icing sugar to dust

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  • Place the sugar and egg yolks into a bowl, mix using the whisk on a hand mixer until the mixture turns a paler colour. Stir in the chestnut puree, butter and nuts and beat the egg whites with the salt until stiff. Stir in 1/3 of the egg whites and carefully fold in the remaining mixture using a rubber spatula. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
  • Bake for approx. 15 mins. in the lower half of an oven preheated to 180°C. Remove, scatter with the brittle, finish baking for approx. 45 mins. and allow to cool slightly. Remove the frame of the tin, place on a cooling rack and allow to cool.
  • Coat the sides of the cake with chocolate. Immediately transfer the cake to a clean sheet of baking paper and decorate the sides with the brittle. Dust the cake with icing sugar.

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