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Friday, June 18, 2021
This Portuguese chestnut cake is a rich, flavorful and decadent cake that has just the right amount of sweetness and chocolate.
Preparation time:
10 min
Cooking Time:
30 min
Ready In:
40 min
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy

Portuguese Chestnut Cake Recipe

Portuguese Chestnut Cake Recipe

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Posted in: Cakes / Cheesecakes
Fri, Mar 23, 2018, 22:49
3 out of 5 with 14 ratings
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1 cup of chestnuts, cooked, deshelled and chopped1 cup of sugar1 teaspoon of vanilla extract8 tablespoons of butter1/2 tablespoon of baking powder2 tablespoons of flour1 cup of dark chocolate1 pinch of salt6 eggs
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    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F.
    2. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter, the dark chocolate and the sugar. Stir it well as it melts.
    3. Once it has reached a smooth and even consistency, pour it into a bowl and add the chopped chestnuts, salt, eggs, flour, vanilla extract, and baking powder.
    4. Stir it well until it is mixed evenly and then pour it into a greased baking mold.
    5. Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes or until slightly browned on top.
    6. Let it cool for about 5 to 10 minutes, remove from the mold and serve.
    Recipe & Photo Credit: easyportugueserecipes.com *


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