This is my favorite chocolate dessert of all time, possibly because it is like a giant slice of chocolate truffle heaven. You don’t taste the chestnuts at all, but they give it an extraordinary richness, and it truly is like eating a giant slice of light truffle.
I also love that it’s flourless and only has a tiny amount of sugar. If you force yourself to forget about the butter, this could almost be diet food…
It is ridiculously easy. I made this one morning, and left the house with an entire cake intact. By the time I got back, the Smalls has attacked and there was less than a quarter left!
With thanks to High Fearnley-Whitingstall for his gorgeous recipe, which has only been changed very, very slightly.
Reprinted with permission from GOOD TASTE, NAL Books, 2016. By Jane Green. Photo credit: Tom McGovern.