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Easy Chestnut Cake – Recipe

Wintry, seasonal, wonderful

Wintry, seasonal, wonderful

Try this cunning little chestnut cake recipe. It’s moreish and gorgeous, and perfect to have on standby for nibbles now, or great Christmas eats. You can easily freeze it and throw it in the freezer for use at a later date. But you’ll want to eat it now; try it on its own, after dinner with a coffee, or served up as a divine dessert with honey and ricotta cheese.

What you need

300g chestnut flour

1 cup of milk

100g walnuts, crushed

Good pinch of salt

Zest of 1 orange

Handful of rosemary, chopped


Put the chestnut flour, salt, some of the rosemary, half of the walnuts and the orange zest into a big bowl. Add the cup of milk to bind, and bring it together with a blunt knife (or your hand). Lay out flat on a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Sprinkle on the rest of the rosemary and walnuts, and throw some olive oil on top. Cook in a hot oven (200 degrees is fine) for thirty minutes. Leave to cool and serve as you like. Delicious!


  1. Where can you get chestnut flour?

  2. I was just going to ask the same question!! I can’t even get hold of a tin of chestnuts, anybody know?? I have a recipe for Chestnut & Chocolate Truffle Cake I’d love to try but can’t get hold of tinned chestnuts.

  3. My local Dunnes have vacuum packed chestnuts. Maybe try an organic shop?

  4. None of the organic / health shops I know sell chestnut flour. Would love to get hold of it as I have a few recipes using this

  5. I bought chestnuts in the health food shop in Blackrock last week, the one on the main street. I roasted them and we ate them hot dipped in salt, hhhmmmmmm YUM! not sure about chestnut flour

  6. Hi guys, I’m sure that Fallon & Byrne in town have chestnut flour, or Listons on Camden Street…mmm. I will double-check this. I’ve made it at cookery school here too. Surely you can get chestnut flour in Ireland! Proper answer forthwith!

  7. Thanks for sharing this, I tried it out the other day and it turned out great! Look forward to your future mouth watering posts!