Simple Flourless Chocolate and Chestnut Truffle Cake With Fresh

"This is absolutely DIVINE! The texture is smooth and somewhere between a chocolate cake a chocolate truffle. If you love chocolate, you'll love this as its just out of this world. A good substitute for those who don't like Christmas pudding, though I bet everyone will go off Christmas pudding once they taste this! Double or Triple the quantities for a larger party, a small slice is usually enough as its very rich. The brandy is optional and comes through more as a subtle flavour than anything else but feel free to add more to the cream if you prefer a stronger flavour (I do). If I make this during the summer I would leave out the brandy. Also this cake needs to be made at least a day in advance and it freezes well too."
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Preheat the oven to 150C
  • Melt the chocolate and butter in a glass or ceramic bowl set over a pan of simmering water.
  • Meanwhile, put the rest of the cake ingredients into the blender and blend until completely smooth.
  • Prepare a cake pan (preferably a spring form) by greasing with butter and cutting out some greaseproof paper to fit the bottom.
  • Once the chocolate and butter have melted, pour into the blender with everything else (you may have to do this in 2 batches depending on the size of your blender).
  • Blend well and pour into the prepared cake pan(s) Bake for 1 hour (check after 45 minutes) when a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out dry it is ready.
  • Leave to cool in the pan then cover and transfer to the fridge.
  • Next day Whip the cream adding the brandy and sugar.
  • Turn the cake out, split and fill with cream.
  • Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

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