Christmas tree cake

Christmas is the principal festival of the year and the occasion demands that we rediscover all the different ways in which we can celebrate this magical time of the year. Your kitchen should smell of Christmas aromas from classic dishes, and we suggest something particularly pleasing to the eye such as this wonderful and colourful cake in the shape of Christmas tree. A beautiful and original idea, just the ticket if there are children at home and you want to have fun with them! They will find it absolutely wonderful to look at and make, as well as tasty, and it will impress all of your relatives or friends as a dessert for Christmas lunch. To ensure a great success with this tree you simply need to follow our step-by-step photo gallery and in next to no time you will have your very own Christmas tree cake!

Ingredients

  • yoghurt 500 grams
  • Italian 00 flour 300 grams
  • sugar 200 grams
  • eggs 3 units
  • baking powder 15g of vanilla baking powder
  • fruits of the forest 200 grams Fresh
  • milk 500 millilitres
  • sugar 250 grams
  • plain flour 60 grams
  • chocolate sauce Chocolate sauce
Information
45 minutes Total time
50 minutes Active time
Serves 6 persons
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Preparation

Start by making the cake. Beat the sugar with the egg yolks. Add the yogurt and a pinch of salt. After mixing them in well, sift in the flour with the baking powder and finally the beaten egg whites. Butter and lightly flour the Christmas tree mould and pour the batter in, sprinkling over the berries. Bake at 180°C for about 40 minutes, then remove from the oven and turn the cake out. Meanwhile, prepare the glaze. Mix the flour and sugar, adding the finely chopped chocolate. Meanwhile, put the milk on to warm. Then add it to the flour and sugar mixture gradually so as not to form lumps, using a hand whisk. Transfer the pan to the stove, bring to the boil stirring constantly, and continue to simmer for about 5-10 minutes until the sauce thickens. At this point, pour it over the cake which should be sitting on a wire rack, making sure the entire surface is covered and that the excess can drain underneath. Finish by decorating with chocolate and then sprinkling with the coloured sugar.

Tips
You can decorate the tree with coloured sugar, and we illustrate how we do in this recipe, or you create your own decoration according to taste, with chocolate chips or cherries.
Trivia
The Christmas tree is the symbol of life around the world, regardless of religious or cultural differences. In all religions and cultures, in fact, the Christmas tree carries great meaning and significance.

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