Corsican Chestnut Cake

If you want to make a classic Corsican dessert, you must try this Corsican Chestnut Cake. This is a specialty dessert and a beloved Corsican recipe.

Corsican Chestnut Cake Recipe

This Corsican Chestnut Cake recipe serves 4-6 people.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 cups chestnut flour
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt

How to Make Corsican Chestnut Cake

Here is how to make Corsican Chestnut Cake. First, preheat your oven to 350°. While waiting for it to reach that temperature, you can start preparing the cake mixture. You have to stir together 1 tablespoon of olive oil, chestnut flour, water, eggs, and sugar. Once done, pour your batter into the cake or pie pan. Make sure that you’ve greased it. After that, you can now add sea salt, rosemary, and pine nuts. Bake until the batter or cake has shrunk. You can add olive oil before serving it warm.

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