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Choclate Chestnut Bourbon Torte with a Kentucky Bourbon Cream

 

56

Yield

20

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

30

min

Ready

2

hrs

Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

6 large eggs
separated, plus 2 egg yolks
1 ½ cups sugar
plus 1/3 cup
4 tablespoons bourbon
plus 2 teaspoons
2 ½ cups chestnut puree
unsweetened
*
¾ cup pecans
plus pecan pieces for garnish
2 teaspoons instant coffee
6 tablespoons butter
chilled, cut into small pieces
1 ½ ounces unsweetened chocolate
chopped
¾ pound chocolate, bittersweet
3 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
½ cup powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Make the cake: heat oven to 350℉ (180℃).degrees. Grease and flour 2 nine-inch cake pans. Beat 6 egg yolks well. Stir in 1½ cups sugar and 1½ teaspoons bourbon, then blend in 2 cups chestnut puree. Stir in ground pecans. Whip egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff. Fold whites into batter. Divide mixture between the two cake pans and bake for 25 minutes. Cool on a cake rack, then remove from the pans.

  2. Make the filling: Beat the 2 egg yolks with ½ cup of sugar. Add instant coffee and 1 tablespoon hot water. Beat Chilled butter into mixture, then add ½ teaspoon bourbon and stir in remaining ½ cup chestnut puree. Stir in chopped bitter chocoalte. Cover bowl withplastic wrap and refirgerate.

  3. Melt bittersweet chocoalte with heavy cream over low heat. Stir in 2 tablespoon bourbon, transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refirgerate.

  4. To assemble cake, sperad the chilled chestnut filling atop one cake layer and cover with the other. Cover the torte with the chocolate icing and sprinklw with chopped pecan peices. Chill before serving. MEanwhile, prepare a bourbon chantilly to pass at the table. Whip the 2 cups of cream to soft peaks, gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar and then fold in 2 tablespoons of bourbon.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 105g (3.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 39067% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 16g 79%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Sodium 63mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Sugars g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 5% Iron 6%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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