Grain Free Chestnut Chocolate Cake

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Delicious Grain-Free Chestnut Chocolate Cake. Chestnuts are mildly sweet and have an earthy flavour, almost like sweet potato, and they are naturally gluten-free. Also, chestnuts are lower in calories and fats than most nuts. Because they are a rich source of minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients, they greatly benefit our health. What I love about this chestnut cake, it is super easy to make. Add some berries or whipped cream to make this dessert extra special.

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Ingredients

  • BASE
  • 1/3 cup cashew butter
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut milk or nut milk
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup or agave nectar
  • CAKE
  • 1 ¾ cups chestnut puree (available in jars or cans)
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup or agave nectar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp. dark rum or 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup GF dark chocolate chips or 6 oz. GF dark chocolate bar roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
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    Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F and line the bottom of 8-inch springform pan with a circle of parchment paper
  • In a medium bowl, mix cashew butter, coconut flour, maple syrup/agave and coconut milk. Lightly press the dough on the bottom of springform pan and set aside
  • Place chestnut puree, maple syrup/agave, sea salt and vanilla into a bowl and mix well. Set aside
  • In a heavy bottom saucepan over low heat melt chocolate and coconut oil. Add to chestnut mix and whisk well. Add the eggs one at a time and whisk until creamy. Using an electric mixer works best
  • Pour batter in the prepared pan and bake for 35 minutes
  • Cool in the pan completely then refrigerate for 1 hour before serving


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