Serves: 8 to 10
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate ( at least 70% cacao)
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 large eggs, separated
½ cup sugar plus 2 tablespoons for topping
⅛ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
½ cup chestnut flour
½ cup chopped cooked chestnuts*
1/3 to ½ cup sweetened chestnut purée
1 cup heavy cream, for topping
Chocolate curls or cocoa powder, for garnish
*If you don’t have the time to roast and peel the chestnuts, use the vacuum-packed chestnuts.
**Cake may be stored, covered, at room temperature for up to 3 days.
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