Apple & Gingerbread Cake

Christmas, Sweet

90 Min.
Duration
Difficulty
Rating ( 2 )

Ingredients

Cooking Instructions

Cooking time: 90 Min.

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. 

Nutrition facts

Energy

268 kcal per person

1121 kJ

Fat

12 g

Carbo-
hydrates

34 g

Protein

4 g