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Ingredients

3 pieces piece Eggs Egg
1 pinches pinch Salt Salt
100 g g Sugar Sugar
1 tsp tsp Gingerbread Spice Gingerbread Spice
70 g g Flour Flour
1 tsp tsp Baking Powder Baking Powder
2 tbsp tbsp Gingerbread Liqueur Gingerbread Liqueur
(As Desired)
600 g g Apples Apple
0,5 half half Lemon Lemon
150 ml ml Apple juice Apple juice
2 tbsp tbsp Sugar Sugar
1 dash dash Vanilla Extract Vanilla Extract
300 g g Cream Cream
(Whipped)
0,25 tbsp tbsp Gingerbread Spice Gingerbread Spice
1 packet packet Icing Sugar Icing Sugar
80 g g White chocolate White chocolate
1 dash dash Green Food Colouring Green Food Colouring

Apple & Gingerbread Cake

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1:30 hrs
(9)

Method

Cake:

  • Separate eggs.
  • Beat egg whites with a pinch of salt and add 40g of sugar, continue beating until egg whites form a peak.
  • Beat egg yolks, sugar and gingerbread spices together, add in flour and baking powder.
  • Gently fold in egg whites.
  • Place cake mixture in a baking tray (22cm in diameter).
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°C for about 20 minutes.
  • Allow to cool and slice evenly into two layers.
  • Lightly drizzle on liqueur.

Apple Cream filling:

  • Peel, core and dice apples, sprinkle with lemon juice.
  • Place 50ml apple juice and sugar in a saucepan and cook for 5 minutes until mixture has dissolved.
  • Mix icing powder together with remaining juice.
  • Add in the diced apple, allow to boil, continue stirring and allow to cool.
  • Spread on top of the bottom layer of the cake, then place the top layer on top.

Gingerbread Cream Filling:

  • Beat icing sugar, gingerbread spice and whipped cream together until stiff.
  • Decorate with a layer of cream all over the cake, use a piping bag to pipe flower shapes and sprinkle decorative sugar.

Christmas Tree Decoration:

  • Break up white chocolate, melt over a hot water and place in a piping bag.
  • Make at least 12 trees.
  • Decorate with green coloured sugar and let it set.
  • Place chocolate christmas trees around the cake.

Tip:

  • The cake can be baked the day before.
  • You can also make the christmas trees 1-2 days in advance, keep them cool and in a dry area.

Diet

Fat12 g Carbonhydrates34 g Protein4 g kCal268 Kilojoule1121