No-Bake Chocolate and Chestnut Cake

No-Bake Chocolate and Chestnut Cake


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About this recipe: This recipe was handed down to me from my Italian mother. It's known as 'Torta di Castagne'. It is a no-bake cake, you simply throw all the ingredients together, form a log and allow it to chill overnight before slicing and serving. It is great for any special occasion, on its own or served with whipped cream.


Serves: 6 

  • 100g caster sugar
  • 45g unsweetened cocoa
  • 115g unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 (435g) tin chestnut puree
  • 50g whole almonds, chopped
  • 60g walnuts, chopped

Prep:10min  ›  Extra time:8hr chilling  ›  Ready in:8hr10min 

  1. Stir together the sugar, cocoa, butter and chestnut puree in a bowl. Fold in the almonds and walnuts until evenly blended. Pat the mixture into a log and wrap tightly with parchment/greaseproof paper. Refrigerate overnight before slicing to serve.

Chestnut Puree

Found in Waitrose or Sainsburys as "Merchant Gourmet Chestnut Puree, Creme De Marrons".

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