Posted by AnonymousA delectable combination of chestnuts, chocolate, and yellow layer cake that makes a great birthday surprise!
Marron Layer Cake
- 2 cups white sugar 4 eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 1 cup white wine 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup sweetened chestnut puree 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 (1 ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate 3 tablespoons cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar 8 marrons glaces (candied chestnuts)
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round layer cake pans.
2 Beat eggs and white sugar together with an electric mixer. Add oil, wine, flour, salt, baking powder, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat for about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.
3 Pour batter into pans and bake for about 30 to 35 minutes or until cake tests done.
4 Cool cakes in pans for 10 minutes. Turn them out on wire rack and let cool for at least 2 to 3 hours before frosting.
5 Using a cake slicer or a serrated knife cut each layer in half lengthwise. Arrange one layer on serving dish and spread with one third of the chestnut puree, top with second layer spread 1/3 of chestnut puree on top, top with third layer and spread remaining chestnut puree. Arrange last layer on top and set cake aside.
6 To Make Icing: Melt butter and chocolate together in the top part of a double boiler. Once melted remove from heat and whisk in cream, confectioners' sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour warm chocolate icing over top of cake and garnish with whole candied chestnuts.