German tree cake

German tree cake

Based on 20 ratings
Hanna Reder

Hanna Reder

Test Kitchen Manager and Chef at Kitchen Stories

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Difficulty

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

Ingredients

Servings2
16⅔ g
marzipan
½ tbsp
dark rum
1
egg whites
41⅔ g
sugar (divided)
tsp
salt (divided)
33⅓ g
butter
1
egg yolks
vanilla bean
30 g
flour
8⅓ g
ground almonds
tsp
baking powder
16⅔ ml
cream
33⅓ g
dark chocolate
confectioner's sugar for garnish
berries for garnish
orange slices for garnish
MetricImperial

Utensils

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

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Nutrition per serving

Cal486
Protein9 g
Fat29 g
Carb45 g
  • 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.
    • 16⅔ g marzipan
    • ½ tbsp dark rum
    • 1 egg whites
    • 16⅔ g sugar
    • 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.
    • 33⅓ g butter
    • 25 g sugar
    • 1 egg yolks
    • vanilla bean
    • tsp salt
    • 30 g flour
    • 8⅓ g ground almonds
    • 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!
    • 16⅔ ml cream
    • 33⅓ g 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!

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