Sorry guys, but I don't have the best photos for this post, but let me tell you I think I have found the BEST crème de marrons based cake recipe ever! After chocolate, the next best thing for me has to be anything sweet and chestnut-ey (I cannot wait until it's Christmas time for a marrons glacés sugar-high moment)! So although on photo, these cakes might look plain, boring or "regular", let that not give you the same impression on the taste. And I should add, the texture too (which is divine, moist in a creamy kind of way). I especially noticed that if you wait 24hrs before eating these, they will taste even better... for some unexplicable reason! And on the upside, this recipe is very low in fat as it happens to be that there is no fat in crème de marrons (something I actually just found out recently) and as you will see, butter does not feature in the list of ingredients. So the only fat comes from the egg yolks and the chocolate. What more can you ask for in this autumnish rather cold time of the year then one of these cakes and cuddle up near a fireplace with a rich luscious hot chocolate?
P.S: I am making these again, hopefully some time soon, but with an improved look and presentation!Recipe for crème de marrons & chocolate yummies:
75gr dark chocolate, melted in a "bain marie"
300gr crème de marrons (the sweetened kind)
1 full egg
40 gr flour
2 egg whites, whisked
Preheat oven to th4/160C. Mix the melted dark chocolate, the creme de marrons and vanilla extract in a bowl. Then add the full egg and mix. Then add the flour and mix again. Finally, transfer the whisked egg whites and mix everything gently. Place in mould and bake for 15mins (if you are using small moulds like I did). Let cool, remove cakes from mould, and ideally (if you can wait), cover them up and place in the fridge for 24hrs before degustation. Enjoy!