Chocolate Chestnut Tea Cake

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Last Updated on January 13, 2020 by Chef Mireille

Chocolate Chestnut Tea Cake is a delicious tea time cake made with chestnut cream, although nutella can be substituted.


As most of you know, I have an adventurous palate and always look for new ingredients to try.  Hediard in Paris is a must stop for any foodie visiting Paris. Exotic produce, huge selection of varietal teas and spice/spice blends from all over the world – it’s a foodie’s paradise.  Mango Vinegar and Chestnut Paste/Cream were two of the ingredients I picked up when I was there.  I have used the mango vinegar in marinades, sauces and salad dressings.  However, I have been stumped on how to utilize the chestnut paste and then I happened upon this delicious cake recipe and FINALLY, I would get to use my chestnut paste!



A perfect tea time cake.


This cake is so soft and light – perfect with a cup of tea!


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Chocolate Chestnut Tea Cake

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Continental
Servings: 12
Calories: 200.21kcal


  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup chestnut cream Nutella would be a delicious substitute
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.  Spray a loaf pan with non stick spray.
  • In a small bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  • Beat butter and sugar until light and creamy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Add vanilla extract and chestnut paste and beat well.
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold in the dry ingredients.  Transfer to the prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool for a few minutes before removing from pan.


Calories: 200.21kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.04g | Protein: 2.79g | Fat: 12.65g | Saturated Fat: 7.61g | Sodium: 99.49mg | Fiber: 0.87g | Sugar: 12.94g
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  1. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! I just tried a normal white loaf today with the water roux method and it indeed gave a very soft fluffy bread. I have book marked you chocolate chestnut cake recipe and will try it and let you know how it turns out soon. Thanks again for visiting and taking time to leave a comment.

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