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Christmas tree cake

Bring the Christmas dessert this year : make this easy Christmas tree cake to impress all the family !
Dessert
20 servings
30 min
1 h 15 m
12 min
Easy

Video

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Ingredients

20

Chocolate pie crust :

Mascarpone cream :

To decorate :

Materials

  • Christmas tree stencil

Preparation

  • Step 1 - Christmas tree cake
    Chocolate pie crust :
    Put softened butter+ icing sugar + salt + cocoa into the bowl and mix.
  • Step 2 - Christmas tree cake
    Then add egg and beat together until combined. Now, add the flour and use your hands to mix until the dough become uniform. Do not over-knead!
  • Step 3 - Christmas tree cake
    Now, wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
  • Step 4 - Christmas tree cake
    Divide the dough into 2 pieces. Take one and place it between 2 baking sheets. Spread it then place the christmas tree stencil and cut the shape into the dough. Refrigerate for 15 minutes then remove the exceeding dough. Repeat with the second dough.
  • Step 5 - Christmas tree cake
    Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
    Use the exceeding dough to make a third christmas tree. Refrigerate before removing the exceeding dough (it will be easier to remove).
  • Step 6 - Christmas tree cake
    Put the Christmas trees on baking trays with parchment papers. Bake for 12 minutes at 350°F (180°C).
  • Step 7 - Christmas tree cake
    Mascarpone cream :
    Scrape the seeds out of the vanilla bean using the knife blade. In a large and cold bowl, whisk together: mascarpone cheese + cold heavy whipping cream + vanilla seeds + icing sugar. Beat whipping cream at maximum speed.
  • Step 8 - Christmas tree cake
    Leave the pie crusts to cool down. Transfer the cream into a piping bag. Pipe and pull, covering the entire surface of the crust.
  • Step 9 - Christmas tree cake
    Place the second crust on top and pie cream again, all over the surface. Repeat with the third crust.
  • Step 10 - Christmas tree cake
    Decorate the Christmas tree with blueberries, Raffaello, colored pearls and fresh rosemary. Sprinkle some grated coconut on top to add some snow.
  • Step 11 - Christmas tree cake
    There you are, your Christmas tree cake is ready !

Observations:

You can replace the cocoa with some almond meal (use the same quantity) and the vanilla bean with 1 tsp vanilla extract or coffee extract.


Decorate your Christmas tree with your favorite ingredients !

Photos

Christmas tree cake, photo 1
Christmas tree cake, photo 2
Christmas tree cake, photo 3
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