This Chocolate Chestnut cake is the ideal guilt-free, gluten free and super tasty alternative to a filling and sugary cake.
We have arrived into a New Year and with all our full bellies from xmas it is time to step back and get into some healthy stuff (at least that's what I heard somewhere). I'm not a fan of diets at all and believe that you should eat a bit of everything as long as it is in moderation. But because I actually want to start cutting out some of the sugars I am consuming and I am starting to experiment with alternative flours in cakes etc.
I have developed a super tasty gluten free dessert for all of us chocolate freaks who want to be a bit healthier. This chocolate chestnut cake is super fudgey in terms of its texture. It is quite dense but also fluffy and reminds me a bit of a chocolate mousse cake.
Such a tasty combination using chestnuts, chocolate and hazelnuts in one cake. I would advise using a very small cake tin so that you get a lovely well risen cake.
It is important to note that this cake is completely flourless so the rise will come from the egg whites alone. So when your are folding in the egg whites into the chocolatey chestnut batter, make sure to use 1/2 first and then the other half to get it extra fluffy.
If you are struggling at all, leave me a comment and I will try and help as always! Here is to a happy and healthy New Year!