8 ounces bittersweet (60 percent cacao) chocolate, broken into 1/2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 (15-ounce) can chestnut puree * see Cook's Note
3 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 large orange, zested, about 3 tablespoons, plus more for garnish
1 (1 pound) frozen pound cake, thawed, cut into 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick slices
3/4 cup orange liqueur, orange-flavored syrup (such as Torani), or orange simple syrup, recipe follows
1 (3-ounce) chocolate bar
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup sugar
Chestnut puree can also be made by draining 1 (14-ounce) can of whole chestnuts in water and placing in the bowl of a food processor. Add 1/4 cup sugar, 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt, and 2 tablespoons water. Blend until smooth, adding more water, 1 tablespoon at a time until the mixture is a spreadable consistency.
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