Chocolate and marzipan torte

Chocolate and marzipan torte

Tags: Vegetarian Desserts Cakes | Cookies
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A chocolate cake is a perfect option for countless occasions; birthdays, anniversaries, or even if you just want a sweet treat for yourself ! This chocolate marzipan cake is sinfully delicious, and you can decorate it however you want.

Ingredients

120 g Mix C - Mix Pâtisserie
170 g marzipan
100 g sugar
1 vanilla pod
1 pinch/es of salt
6 eggs
30 g 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

  • Preheat the oven to 170°C (on the fan setting) and grease a round cake tin (at least 26 cm wide) and dust your work surface with flour. 
  • Cut the marzipan for the dough into small pieces and place in a mixing bowl.
  • Add 2 whole eggs, 4 egg yolks, 50 g sugar and the scraped out vanilla pod into a bowel, and stir until it forms a creamy mixture.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until you achieve stiff peaks. Then add the remaining 50g sugar and briefly continue beating.
  • Slide the stiff egg whites onto the creamy mixture.
  • Mix the sieved flour with cocoa powder and, together with the chocolate chips, fold into the batter.
  • Spread the finished batter into the cake tin and cook in the oven for approx. 40 minutes.
  • Remove the cake from the tin, remove the baking paper and allow the cake to cool. 
  • Spread the melted glaze over the cake.
  • To decorate: Knead the marzipan together with some icing sugar and roll out over a surface dusted with icing sugar.
  • Cut out circles with a 3-4 cm diameter and cut in half.
  • Make little pockets with them. Place a little piece of maraschino cherry in each.
  • Dye the remaining marzipan with 1 drop of red food dye, roll it out and cut out little heart shapes. Pop these heart shapes onto the cake.