Chocolate and marzipan torte

Chocolate and marzipan torte

Tags: Vegetarian Desserts Cakes | Cookies
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The ideal recipe for festive occasions: whether it's a birthday, a wedding or just a treat for your loved ones, this chocolate and marzipan torte might be sinful, but it's worth it. What's more you can use the leftover marzipan to create suitable decorations for the occasion!

Ingredients

120 g
170 g
marzipan
100 g
sugar
1
vanilla pod
1 pinch/es of
salt
6
eggs
30
cocoa
100 g
chocolate chips
200 g
dark chocolate glaze
For the decoration:
30 g
marzipan
1 tbsp
icing sugar
2 drop
red food colouring
4
glacé cherries

Preparation

  • Break the marzipan (170 g) into chunks and place in a mixing bowl.
  • Scratch out the vanilla pod and add the seeds, 2 eggs, 4 egg yolks and 50 g sugar to the bowl.
  • Beat the ingredients together until the mixture has a creamy consistency.
  • Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and beat until they form stiff peaks.
  • Add the remaining 50 g sugar and beat a little more. Fold the beaten egg whites into the mixture.
  • Mix the Schär Mix Pâtisserie together with the cacao and sieve into the mixture.
  • Add the chocolate pieces and gently fold into the mixture.
  • Spread the mixture over a springform tin (26 cm) lined with baking parchment and bake in a fan oven at 170°C for approx. 40 minutes.
  • Check the cake is ready using a knife. Turn the cake out of the tin, remove the baking parchment and leave to cool.
  • Glaze the cake with melted chocolate glazing. To decorate, knead the marzipan together with some icing sugar.
  • Sprinkle the work surface with icing sugar and roll out the marzipan. Cut out circles measuring 3-4 cm in diameter and cut these in half.
  • Press them together to form little bags. Place a small piece of glacé cherry inside.
  • Dye the rest of the marzipan with a drop of red food colouring, roll out and cut into small heart shapes.

At a glance

Preparation time
40 min
Cooking / Baking time
40 min
Temperature
170°C
Difficulty
medium

Nutritional information

per 100g
protein 9g
fat 20g
carbs 39g
kcal 367
kj 1539
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