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Chestnut And Chocolate Cake

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Ingredients
  Chestnuts 3⁄4 Pound
  Plain dessert chocolate 3 Ounce
  Water 4 Tablespoon
  Eggs 4 Large
  Caster sugar 8 Ounce
  Egg yolks 2
  Double cream 1⁄2 Pint (slightly less)
  Caster sugar To Taste
  Rum To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Grease the sandwich tins and line the bases with non-stick (silicone) cooking paper.
2) Heat the oven at 350°F or Mark 4.
3) Skin, cook, and sieve the chestnuts.

MAKING
4) Check the weight of the sieved chestnuts and use only 8 oz.
5) In a pan, add 3 oz of chocolate and 4 tablespoons water and gently heat till a thick sauce and cool.
6) Separate the eggs.
7) In a bowl, whisk the yolks and sugar together till thick and white, then add the chocolate.
8) Beat the egg whites till stiff and dry and gently fold into the mixture with the chestnuts.
9) Divide the mix into two and place in 2 tins. Place in oven for 35-40 minutes.
10) Carefully turn out the mix and cool.
11) For the filling, in a bowl add chocolate and water and heat till boiling.
12) One at a time, mix in the egg yolks and cool.
13) In a bowl, whip the cream till thick and then gently fold the mix into the chocolate.
14) Add sugar and rum to taste.
15) Sandwich the cakes together with the chocolate cream in the center.

SERVING
16) Spread the top of the cake with the cream.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Chocolate
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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