Nigella Lawson Chocolate Chestnut Cake ( Gluten Free )

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This gluten-free recipe is from Nigella's 'Feast' and is relatively quick and easy to make.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C, gas mark 4. Grease a 23 cm spring form or cake tin.
  2. Break the chocolate into pieces and melt in the microwave or in a double boiler (au bain-marie), and set aside.
  3. Whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff, but not dry.
  4. In another bowl, whisk butter and chestnut puree with the sugar. Gradually whisk in the egg yolks, then add the rum and chocolate.
  5. Stir in a dollop of the egg white, whisk well to mix everything together, then carefully fold the rest of the egg white in the chestnut mixture.
  6. Pour the batter into the tin and let bake for 40 to 60 minutes. You could do the toothpick test, but it should not come out completely clean. Let the cake cool in it's tin on a rack before you unmold it on to a plate.
  7. Decorate with whipped cream and candied chestnuts.
Most Helpful

Chocolate Heaven. So easy to make!

Barbara1041 October 06, 2010

Me and my husband love these flourless cakes, they are so intense and moist. I made this with sweetened chestnut pure and did not change anything else. Perfect, not too sweet at all. Anything that comes from Nigellas kitchen goes well down with my husband, I just need to mention her name and he's sold.

rosslare April 26, 2010