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A delectable combination of chestnuts, chocolate, and yellow layer cake that makes a great birthday surprise!

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
2 - 9 inch round cake pans
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round layer cake pans.

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  • Beat eggs and white sugar together with an electric mixer. Add oil, wine, flour, salt, baking powder, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat for about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.

  • Pour batter into pans and bake for about 30 to 35 minutes or until cake tests done.

  • Cool cakes in pans for 10 minutes. Turn them out on wire rack and let cool for at least 2 to 3 hours before frosting.

  • Using a cake slicer or a serrated knife cut each layer in half lengthwise. Arrange one layer on serving dish and spread with one third of the chestnut puree, top with second layer spread 1/3 of chestnut puree on top, top with third layer and spread remaining chestnut puree. Arrange last layer on top and set cake aside.

  • To Make Icing: Melt butter and chocolate together in the top part of a double boiler. Once melted remove from heat and whisk in cream, confectioners' sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour warm chocolate icing over top of cake and garnish with whole candied chestnuts.

Nutrition Facts

286 calories; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 35.8g; fat 14.3g; cholesterol 38.6mg; sodium 102.7mg. Full Nutrition
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