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Chestnut Chocolate Layer Cake
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    This rich, chocolatey cake is best when served the day it is made. You can bake the cake in the morning and finish it later in the day. It can stand in a cool place for about three hours before serving. Marrons glaces, whole candied chestnuts, are available in specialty food stores.

    Ingredients

    • Unsalted butter, for pans
    • 14 ounces fresh chestnuts
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 4 large eggs, room temperature, separated
    • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 1 cup sifted cake flour, (not self-rising)
    • 2/3 cup sifted chestnut flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 6 ounces very finely ground semisweet chocolate
    • Pastry Cream for Chestnut Chocolate Layer Cake
    • Chocolate Ganache for Chestnut Chocolate Layer Cake
    • 8 marrons glaces (optional)

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 9
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 422 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 20 g 31.25%
    • Saturated Fat: 6 g 30.14%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 189 mg 7.87%
    • Calcium: 38 mg 3.79%
    • Potassium: 273 mg 7.81%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 8.71%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 53 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 17.87%
    • Sugar: 20 g
    • Protein: 4 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0.26%
    • Vitamin C 31.6%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total3 oz-eq