Retroactive chocolate cake

10/16/2006 10:56:00 PM

You may remember that whilst I was in London, my friend Clarice and I made Nigella's Storecupboard Chocolate Cake, with cherry jam in place of the marmalade. Clarice then told me, very enthusiastically, that I should try it with sweetened chestnut puree sometime after I got home to Melbourne.

That 'sometime' arose about 2 seconds after my short-lived detox.

Nigella suggests dusting it with sieved icing sugar, but I was out of icing sugar. I thought it looked quite smart as it was though, honest and austere.

Chocolate Chestnut Cake

It tasted good too - sweet and crusty outside, soft and dense centre. It's a plain, simple, chocolate cake, which only takes 10 minutes to prepare, and an hour to cook. Try it for tea-time, or anytime when your friends rock up at the last minute. They'll be impressed.

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  1. Sarah, your cake looks really beautiful! It's on my to-do list!

  2. Yeah! I have a can of chestnut spread which I subliminally bought for this!Who needs detox when you can have choc cake!

  3. Looks wonderful! That's my fave version of that cake, too.

  4. Anonymous3:07 AM

    how much chestnut puree would you suggest to put in for this??
    i really want chocolate cake now!!


  5. Thanks guys!

    Ilana, I just put in the same weight of chestnut puree as the recipe says to put in of jam, and it semmed to work out ok!

    It was really tasty; hope you enjoy making it!

    xox Sarah

  6. Anonymous6:39 PM

    I think I could eat that cake all by myself! Yummy!



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