Chestnut Sheet Cake with Dulce de Leche Cream • #sheetcake #chestnuts #delcedeleche
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Chestnut Sheet Cake with Dulce de Leche Cream

This Chestnut Sheet Cake With Dulce de Leche Cream is a real wintry treat for any holiday party!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 (12 x18 inch) cake, 24 servings


  • 2 cup sugar
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flavorless oil, canola or avocado both work well
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup pureed chestnuts

for the topping

  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • 1/3 cup dulce de leche* plus 1/4 cup for drizzling on top (warmed)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 and grease 1/2 sheet pan or 2 9 inch round cake pans (for the rounds also line the bottom with parchment to prevent sticking!).
  • Combine all of the dry ingredients in one bowl and all of the wet ingredients in another bowl (to get all of the chestnut puree incorporated into the wet ingredients I often use a immersion blender or hand mixer). Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients (don't over mix, stir just until there's no flour clumps). Pour into the sheet pan and bake until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean (about 22 minutes for a sheet cake). Let cool the top with dulce de leche cream.

for the dulce de leche cream:

  • In a stand mixer whip together the whipped cream with 1/3 cup of dulce de leche until soft peaks form. Use a spatula to spread this over the top of the cake. Warm the other 1/4 cup or dulce de leche up (about 25 seconds in the microwave) then use a fork to drizzle it over the top of the whipped cream.
  • For a double layer round cake, invert the two cakes onto a wire rack ounce cooled and remove parchment from the bottom. Place one layer on a large plate or cake plate then top with half of the whipped cream and half of the warm dulce de leche. Place the second layer on top then top with remaining whipped cream and dulce de leche.


dulce de leche can be found in a can in the baking isle of most grocery stores or online