Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Chocolate and chestnut cake

I've just made this particular piece of cake heaven this morning - you've got to try it! Chocolatey and moist, soft and buttery................

4oz butter
4oz sugar
2 large eggs
4oz self raising flour
2 - 3 tbsp good cocoa powder
1 small tin sweetened chestnut puree (200 - 250g)
milk to mix

Cream butter and sugar, beat in whisked eggs; add chestnut puree, beat well, then add in flour and cocoa. Beat well to mix thoroughly, adding enough milk to give a soft dropping consistency. Turn into a prepared loaf tin and bake in a hot oven for about 35 - 40 minutes until well risen and firm to the touch. Turn out on a wire rack to cool, if you coudl wait that long. Would be lovely as a pudding with cream..........

1 comment:

La Ferme de Sourrou said...

I had four of these chunky chestnut cakes in the freezer last year, a swop for a pair of socks and a little hat for a child. The little lady who made them said she had nothing to exchange so I asked her what she could make and she said the only thing she could do was bake cakes.

She's no longer with us, and I'd love to learn how to make them myself. Now I know where to come for the recipe.