Christmas Cake

December 6, 2013 |  by  |  Blog, Christmas, Food for the Soul, Holidays

Today is the first snow, time to get all cuddled up at home with a tea and some Christmas cake!

Christmas Cake

 Recipe

 

 

Cake:

6 squares semisweet chocolate, chopped

10 eggs, separated

175 g white sugar

2 cups ground almonds (This cake uses ground almonds to replace the wheat flour)

*instead you can also use a chocolate cake mix.

Christmas Cake

Melt chocolate in top of double boiler; set aside.
Beat egg yolks until thick . Gradually beat in sugar. Blend in chocolate and almonds.
Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold whites into chocolate batter. Spoon batter into an ungreased 10 inch round pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 C) for 1 hour, or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Remove from oven, invert pan, and cool 20 minutes before removing from pan. Cut in three layers.

 

Filling:

500 g  Mascarpone cheese
500 g  Curd cheese (german: Quark)
1 Pck.  Vanilla sugar
2 tbsp  Sugar
2      Oranges

Mix Mascarpone, Quark, Vanilla sugar and sugar. Take the juice of two oranges and fold it under the mix.
Christmas Cake

Topping:

1 Starfruit

Box of red current

 

Take the first chocolate cake layer and add some mascarpone cream and sprigs of red current on top. Repeat three times. Cut starfruit in slices, take a bunch of red current and lay on top of the last layer.

Christmas Cake

 

Red current is a nice alternative to cranberries, you can also make Christmas ice cubes with them;-)

Happy first snow!

 

 

 


//xoxo, Sibylle//

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