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Fudgy Chocolate Chestnut Cake

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Fudgy Chocolate Chestnut Cake

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 232kcal


  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 2 rounded cups roasted and shelled chestnuts
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 8-9 pitted Medjool dates about 1 cup of pitted dates
  • ounces good quality unsweetened chocolate melted
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon mint extract almond extract, or orange extract, optional (choose 1, not all 3)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/3 cup maple sugar
  • 3/4 cup cashew creme sauce


  • Put the coconut oil, chestnuts, and vanilla in a food processor and process for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the dates to the food processor and process for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients except the maple sugar and pulse until combined, scraping down the sides of the food processor as necessary.
  • Add the maple sugar last and pulse just until there is a uniform batter.
  • The batter will be extremely thick.
  • Spoon the batter into a greased 8-inch springform pan and smooth with a spatula.
  • Bake at 325ºF for 35-40 minutes or until browned on the edges and firm on top.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Serve slices drizzled with Cashew Creme Sauce.


Nutrition Facts
Fudgy Chocolate Chestnut Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Sodium 72mg3%
Potassium 292mg8%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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