Hi everyone. Just wanted to share… today I made the Chestnut Sand Cake from The Cake Bible, and the classic chestnut buttercream. It was unexpectedly easy to make, and delicious! Instead of buying chestnut flour, I used my Vitamix to grind steamed chestnuts (which I had bought in a jar from Williams Sonoma). I then pureed the remaining steamed chestnuts to use in my buttercream. It was all easier than I thought thanks to the already cooked and peeled chestnuts. Before trying it, my husband called the cake “too gourmet”, but AFTER the first bite, he was hooked. He loved it and is now on his second slice. It’s one of those cakes where the flavors dance in your mouth after the first bite.
Here is a picture of a small slice, with the buttercream, and powdered sugar too.
Delicious : )
PS. The verdict is in… my husband just called this cake his favorite ever : )