German tree cake

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Difficulty

Medium 👍
40
min.
Preparation
70
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-12+
100 g marzipan
3 tbsp dark rum
egg whites
250 g sugar (divided)
¾ tsp salt (divided)
200 g butter
egg yolks
vanilla bean
180 g flour
50 g ground almonds
2 tsp baking powder
100 ml cream
200 g dark chocolate
confectioner's sugar for garnish
berries for garnish
orange slices for garnish
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • oven
  • large bowl
  • hand mixer with beaters
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • small bowl
  • baking pan
  • parchment paper
  • small pot
  • sieve

Nutrition per serving

Cal
486
Protein
9g
Fat
29g
Carb
45g

Step 1/4

Preheat the broiler to 250°C/480°F. Cut marzipan into small pieces and mix well in a small bowl with the rum. Beat egg whites with sugar and salt until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • 100 marzipan
  • 3 tbsp dark rum
  • 6 egg whites
  • 100 sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • oven
  • large bowl
  • hand mixer with beaters
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • small bowl

Preheat the broiler to 250°C/480°F. Cut marzipan into small pieces and mix well in a small bowl with the rum. Beat egg whites with sugar and salt until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

Step 2/4

Beat butter, sugar, egg yolks, vanilla bean seeds, and salt in a large mixing bowl until fluffy. Stir in marzipan-rum paste and add flour, ground almonds, and baking powder. Gently fold in egg whites.
  • 200 butter
  • 150 sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 180 flour
  • 50 ground almonds
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • large bowl

Beat butter, sugar, egg yolks, vanilla bean seeds, and salt in a large mixing bowl until fluffy. Stir in marzipan-rum paste and add flour, ground almonds, and baking powder. Gently fold in egg whites.

Step 3/4

Add some of the batter to the bottom of a parchment-lined baking pan and spread in a thin layer, working carefully to the edge. Bake at 250°C/480°F for approx. 3 min. until golden brown. Remove from the oven, add more of the batter, smooth, and bake. Repeat until the dough is used up.
  • oven
  • baking pan
  • parchment paper

Add some of the batter to the bottom of a parchment-lined baking pan and spread in a thin layer, working carefully to the edge. Bake at 250°C/480°F for approx. 3 min. until golden brown. Remove from the oven, add more of the batter, smooth, and bake. Repeat until the dough is used up.

Step 4/4

Bring cream to a boil in a small saucepan, remove from heat and add chocolate. Stir until the chocolate has melted and pour over the cake. Once chocolate has set, garnish as desired with powdered sugar, berries, and orange slices. Enjoy!
  • 100 ml cream
  • 200 dark chocolate
  • confectioner's sugar for garnish
  • berries for garnish
  • orange slices for garnish
  • small pot
  • sieve

Bring cream to a boil in a small saucepan, remove from heat and add chocolate. Stir until the chocolate has melted and pour over the cake. Once chocolate has set, garnish as desired with powdered sugar, berries, and orange slices. Enjoy!