• Cooking Time:
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time:


This cake is my sister's specialty. It's easy to make and it looks so exotic and fancy.


  • Cake:
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 1/3 c plus 1 tbs sugar
  • 2 tbs self-rising cake flour
  • 2 1/2 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Filling:
  • 1 c heavy cream
  • About 8 oz sweetened chestnut puree
  • Candied chestnuts, cut up into tiny pieces (about 3 tbs total)
  • Frosting:
  • 4 oz chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c heavy cream


  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Grease, line with parchment, grease again and flour a half size oven sheet (13"x18").
  • Separate the egg yolks from the whites.
  • Add 1/3 c sugar and vanilla extract to the egg yolks and beat until light and fluffy, for about 3 minutes.
  • Sift the cocoa powder and cake flour on the yolk mixture and mix until uniformly mixed.
  • Now beat the egg whites until soft peaks form, add the reserved tbs of sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks start to form.
  • Carefully and gently mix the whites into the chocolatey yolk mixture, and stir until whites are totally incorporated.
  • Pour into the prepared sheet, level the batter with a spatula and bake in the preheated oven until the cake starts to shrink from the sides. That takes only a couple of minutes at this high oven temperature, so do not leave the kitchen for long.
  • Cool the cake a little, then turn it onto a cocoa-dusted clean kitchen towel, and carefully peel off the parchment.
  • For the filling, beat 1 c of heavy cream until almost firm.
  • Mix in the chestnut puree and fold in the bits of candied chestnut.
  • Spread this on the sheet of cake.
  • Starting from the shorter side, roll the cake tightly.
  • For the frosting, melt the chocolate chips and stir in the heavy cream.
  • Whip the mixture to spreading consistency. (If you don't whip, it has a glaze consistency which also works well.)
  • Frost the cake.
  • If you desire, decorate the top with rosettes of whipped cream and candied chestnut pieces.

Categories: Cake  Dessert 
© 2006-2016 BakeSpace, Inc. All Rights Reserved