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
9 g
Fat
29 g
Carb
45 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.
    • 100 g marzipan
    • 3 tbsp dark rum
    • egg whites
    • 100 g 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 g butter
    • 150 g sugar
    • egg yolks
    • vanilla bean
    • ½ tsp salt
    • 180 g flour
    • 50 g 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 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!