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Castagnaccio Cake

Indulge yourself with a piece of autumnal cake made of chestnut flour

Best time: early August–late October

Castagnaccio Cake
Castagnaccio Cake

Tuscany area is abundant in chestnut trees which in Italian are called “castagnos”. Chestnut flour is quite popular and is usually used to bake a “castagnaccio”. This is a dense, flat and heavy cake studded with dried fruits and nuts.

The stuffing depends on baker’s creativity and fantasy. The best time to taste a piece of castagnaccio is autumn. Chestnut season runs from August to October. Therefore, castagnaccio is also named “autumnal cake”.

Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin