Dark Chocolate-Caramel Cake with Gold-Dusted Chestnuts

EPICURIOUS
25Ingredients
65Minutes
670Calories

Ingredients

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  • 9 ounces milk chocolate (high-quality, such as Lindt or Perugina)
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate (or bittersweet, not unsweetened, finely chopped)
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 1/4 cups golden brown sugar (packed, divided)
  • 4 large eggs (separated)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chestnut spread (sweetened, ** with vanilla)
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 2 tablespoons golden brown sugar
  • 24 chestnuts (jarred peeled whole, **; 12 coarsely chopped, 12 left whole, about 7.25 ounces)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate (or bittersweet, chopped)
  • edible gold dust
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    NutritionView More

    670Calories
    Sodium13% DV300mg
    Fat71% DV46g
    Protein12% DV6g
    Carbs20% DV59g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories670Calories from Fat410
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat46g71%
    Saturated Fat28g140%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol160mg53%
    Sodium300mg13%
    Potassium250mg7%
    Protein6g12%
    Calories from Fat410
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate59g20%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Sugars38g76%
    Vitamin A25%
    Vitamin C6%
    Calcium10%
    Iron15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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