Christmas Tree Cake

Christmas Tree Cake
2 h.


for 25 pieces
For the dough
50 grams Dark couverture chocolate
250 grams or 8.8 ounces, softened Butter
200 grams Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1 pinch Salt
2 teaspoons Gingerbread spice
4 Eggs
375 grams Pastry flour
1 tablespoon Cocoa
3 tablespoons coffee liqueur and rum
For the decoration
3 Egg whites
150 grams fine Sugar
Sugar star
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Preparation steps

Step 1/4

For the dough: Chop chocolate, place in a bowl and melt over a double boiler. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

Step 2/4

Beat butter until creamy. Gradually beat in sugar, vanilla, salt, gingerbread spice, eggs and chocolate. Combine flour, cocoa and baking powder, then fold into butter mixture. 

Step 3/4

Spread dough into a baking sheet lined with parchment. bake in an oven preheated to 200°C (approximately 400°F) for 45-50 minutes. Remove, release from pan and let cool.

Step 4/4

Cut out a Christmas tree shape from the dough. Place cake on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Combine coffee liqueur and rum, then brush onto cake.

For the decoration: Beat egg whites until stiff and stir in sugar. Pour meringue into a piping bag with a large tip and use to decorate cake. Return cake to an oven preheated to 100°C (approximately 200°F) for about 30 minutes. Remove, let cool, dust with cocoa and sprinkle with sugar. Let set and serve.