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Gluten Free Chestnut Cake

Submitted by: Inspired by Nigella Lawson's recipe

Recipe Ingredients:
8 oz dark chocolate
6 eggs
4 1/2 oz unsalted butter
15 oz chestnut puree
2 1/4 oz granulated sugar
1 pinch salt
<a href="/nuts/chestnuts/fresh.html">chestnuts</a> for decoration

Cooking Directions:
1.  Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a 10 inch spring form or cake tin. Break the chocolate into pieces and melt in the microwave or on the stovetop and set aside.

2.  Whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff, but not dry. In another bowl, whisk butter and chestnut puree with the sugar. Gradually whisk in the egg yolks, then add the chocolate.

3.  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.

4.  Pour the batter into the tin and let bake for 40 to 60 minutes. Let the cake cool in it's tin on a rack.

5.  Decorate with chestnuts.

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