Chocolate Chestnut Castagnaccio Cake

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12Ingredients
290Calories
55Minutes

The Castagnaccio is a typical chestnut flour cake of the Apennines of Piedmont, Liguria, Tuscany, Emilia Romagna. It is a typical autumn dish that is featuring a dough made with chestnut flour, water, olive oil, pine nuts and raisins. Local variations include the addition of other ingredients such as rosemary, orange peels, fennel seeds, dried fruit, and cocoa. The ideal accompaniment for this chestnut cake are chestnut ricotta or chestnut honey, the new wine, or sweet wines such as vin santo.

Ingredients

  • 400 grams chestnut flour
  • 50 grams granulated sugar
  • 60 grams cocoa (bittersweet, powdered)
  • 30 grams dark chocolate chips
  • pine nuts
  • raisins
  • 1 ounce marsala wine
  • 150 milliliters warm water
  • 150 milliliters milk
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • rosemary

Directions

  1. Soak a handful of raisins in warm water for approximately 10 minutes
  2. Place the flour and the cocoa in a large bowl, add the sugar and stir with a whisk to combine.
  3. Gradually add the water and the milk, stirring to eliminate any lumps.
  4. When the mixture is creamy, add the Marsala wine, a pinch of salt, a generous handful of pine nuts, and most of the drained raisins.
  5. Grease a large baking sheet, measuring 22 x 30 centimeters, with the oil and add the mixture.
  6. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips, the remaining raisins, a few pine nuts and some rosemary.
  7. Bake at 200C for approximately 35 to 40 minutes, until the surface begins to crack.
  8. Remove the cake from the oven and cool.
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NutritionView more

290Calories
Sodium10%DV230mg
Fat26%DV17g
Protein14%DV7g
Carbs12%DV36g
Fiber28%DV7g

PER SERVING *

Calories290Calories from Fat150
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat17g26%
Saturated Fat4.5g23%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol<5mg1%
Sodium230mg10%
Potassium500mg14%
Protein7g14%
Calories from Fat150
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate36g12%
Dietary Fiber7g28%
Sugars23g46%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

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Christine E. 28 May 2015
This chocolatey treat was just what I needed to satisfy my sweet tooth. It was packed full of chocolatey goodness with just a hint of chestnut. I will be baking this cake again real soon and give it 5 stars.