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Chocolate Chestnut Bourbon Torte

 

32

Yield

1

cake

Prep

35

min

Cook

25

min

Ready

60

min

Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
 

Ingredients

6 large eggs
separated
2 each egg yolks
*
1 ½ cups sugar
cup sugar
4 tablespoons bourbon whiskey
2 teaspoons bourbon whiskey
*
2 ½ cups chestnut puree
unsweetened
*
¾ cup pecans
ground
1 x pecans
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℃). 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 the batter. Divide the 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 ⅓ cup sugar. Add instant coffee and 1 tablespoon hot water. Beat chilled butter into mixture, then add ½ teaspoon bourbon and remaining ½ cup chestnut puree. Stir in chopped bitter chocolate. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate. 3. Melt bittersweet chocolate with heavy cream over low heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons bourbon, transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. 4. To assemble the cake, spread the chilled chestnut filling atop Cover the torte with the chocolate icing and sprinkle the top with chopped pecan pieces. 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 confectioner's sugar and then fold in 2 tablespoons bourbon.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 544g (19.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 201665% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 145g 223%
Saturated Fat 79g 397%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 648mg 216%
Sodium 316mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 57%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars g
Protein 40g
Vitamin A 79% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 23% Iron 32%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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