Chocolate and Vanilla Layer Cake

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Chocolate and Vanilla Layer Cake
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Health Score:
3,7 / 10
45 min.
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For the dough
250 grams butter
250 grams sugar
6 eggs
125 grams Pastry flour
125 grams cornstarch
1 generous pinch Lemon peel
1 Vanilla bean (seeds)
75 grams ground almonds
2 centiliters Rum
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
For the filling
100 grams Marzipan
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 tablespoons Orange juice
For the topping
100 grams Orange marmalade
150 grams Dark couverture chocolate
100 grams candied orange
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Preparation steps


Preheat the oven to 240°C (approximately 465°F). Line the bottom of a springform pan with parchment paper. Grease edges with butter.


For the dough: Cream butter and sugar. Separate eggs, stir yolks into butter mixture. Add flour, cornstarch, lemon zest, vanilla, almonds and rum. Stir to form a smooth dough. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into butter mixture. Divide dough into 2 equal portions and add cocoa to one portion. 


Pour a thin layer of vanilla dough into pan. Bake on the upper rail for 3-4 minutes until golden yellow. Remove, add a thin layer of chocolate dough and bake again. Continue to alternate until all dough is cooked. 


Cool finished cake in the pan. Release from pan and place on a wire rack to cool. Cut in half horizontally.


For the filling: Crumble marzipan with a fork. Stir in powdered sugar and juice to produce a fine cream. Spread onto one half of the cake, then top with other half of cake.

Spread jam on top of the cake. Melt chocolate in a double boiler and drizzle on top of cake. Sprinkle with chopped orange peel and let dry. Slice and serve.