Chocolate chestnut cake (gluten free)

Beautiful, delicious, chocolaty, easy and quick to prepare!
This recipe is one of our favorites this time of the year.
I absolutely love chestnuts and try to make as many recipes as possible when it’s chestnuts season. I have a couple of other chestnut recipes here on the website, so check them out and you may find your next chestnut challenge.
Aside from chestnuts, what’s not to like – butter, sugar, chocolate, cream cheese and baileys – all favorites and essentials for most desserts.
Enjoy!
Chocolate chestnut cake
Ingredients for the cake:
100 grams (3,5 oz) butter, softened
220 (8 oz) grams brown sugar
5 large eggs
200 grams (7 oz) dark chocolate, melted and cooled to room temperature (make sure to use gluten free if you are gluten intolerant)
1/2 tea spoon vanilla extract
300 grams (10 oz) chestnuts, boiled, peeled and finely processed
3 table spoons (40 grams) rice flour
А pinch of salt
Ingredients for the cream cheese buttercream frosting:
100 grams (3,5 oz) unsalted butter, softened
100 grams (3,5 oz) cream cheese, softened
200 grams (7 oz) powdered sugar
A pinch of salt
1/2 tea spoon vanilla extract
2 table spoons baileys Irish cream
Chocolate chestnut cake
Prepare the cake:
Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Grease a 6-in (16 cm) springform pan.
Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time and beat to incorporate. Add chocolate and vanilla extract and beat to combine.
In another bowl combine processed chestnuts, flour and salt. Add to the chocolate-egg mixture then mix with a rubber spatula to combine.
Bake for about 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
Prepare the frosting:
Beat butter and cream cheese in a medium bowl. Add powder sugar and salt and beat until processed and fluffy. Add vanilla and baileys and beat for another minute to combine.
Assemble the cake:
Level the top of the cake and spread one thick layer of the frosting over.
Set aside for a few hours so that the cake absorb some of the moisture and flavors of the frosting.

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