Monday, 24 March 2014

chestnut cupcakes with chestnut butter cream

chestnut cupcakes with chestnut butter cream
tea with hazel
makes 12


chestnut cupcakes

3 large eggs
125 gms castor sugar
150 gms almond meal
300 gms unsweetened chestnut puree
3/4 teaspoon (tsp) baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence (i used my own)

chestnut butter cream

65 gms butter
3-4 tablespoons (tbs) chestnut puree
pure icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence (i used my own)


finely shaved dark chocolate



~ beat eggs and sugar until thick and creamy
~ add chestnut puree, almond meal, baking powder and vanilla essence and mix until incorporated
~ pour the mix into a jug and divide mix between 12 hole paper case lined muffin tin
~ bake at 180 deg c for 30 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer
~ remove the cupcakes from tin to cool on a cooling rack

chestnut butter cream

~ beat the butter and chestnut puree until smooth
~ add vanilla and enough icing sugar to make a smooth, thick, mix

cupcake assembly

~ remove a 2 cm circle by 2 cm deep piece of cake from the centre of each cupcake
~ fill the cavity with a large teaspoon of chestnut butter cream
~ dust with chocolate

the cup, plate and vase are all recent op shop finds
the teapot is a recent purchase from a second hand shop in castlemaine
i bought it to join identical red, blue and orange op shop purchased teapots
i'd love to find yellow, brown, black and white ones to match


  1. Delicious looking afternoon or morning tea Jane...but you know I am going to comment on the teapot. Love it!

    1. thanks jane..i knew you'd like the teapot..i was really excited when i saw it for sale..although i wasn't quite as excited by the was far from op shop rates but i just had to have it..x

  2. You had me at the way, how many teapots can one girl have/use?! Dont answer that, my friend is a teapot collector as well ;). I love the handle on that cup. I can't be doing with cups as they don't hold enough for me and mugs at op shops are always sturdy and functional but very rarely attractive. Cheers for the delicious share. I love any and everything to do with chestnuts :)

  3. i agree with you about chestnuts..i love them too..when i was living in the north of greece marron glace were for sale in all the cake shops but we couldn't afford them then..i'd love to get my hands on some now and use them as a garnish..cups don't hold enough for me either but i just have lots of refills! x