Snowman Cake

Spending time with family and loved ones is what Christmas is all about! This year let’s share some fun times not only enjoying the Christmas dinner, but also making it! Let’s bring home some of the fanciness we usually find in the restaurants and combine it with the warmth of our family love.For this episode we will make something different! We are going to make a Snowman cake!The Snowman cake can be served during Christmas, New Year’s Eve or for winter celebrations.But enough with the stories!! Let’s start with the first steps and some tips:

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Yields1 Serving

 

For the cake:

 150 g flour
 150 g sugar
 4 eggs
 2 g vanilla sugar
 6 tbsp water
 1 g bicarbonate
 ½ lemon
 

For the filling:

 500 g butter
 100 g sugar
 100 g powder sugar
 10 g grated orange peel (from 1 orange and/or lemon)
 50 ml vodka (optional of course)
 

For decorating:

 100 g marzipan
 10 coffee beans
 1 raspberry

The cake

Step 1: - separate the whites from the yolks, but before that, that the butter out of the fridge and keep it at room temperature until the cake is out of the oven. (see step 7)

separate whites

Step 2: - start gentle whisking the whites with a whisk

whisk the whites

Step 3: - move to a faster mixer and continue to whisk the whites. Start adding sugar.

add sugar

Step 4: - for every 2 spoons of sugar, add 1 spoon of water and continue to whisk/mix the whites

add water

Step 5: - put the bicarbonate in a bowl and add the juice from the lemon. Mix a bit the content and then add it to the whites mixture.

bicarbonat

Step 6: - start adding the yolks and keep mixing the content. Add the yolks gradually.

add the yolks

Step 7: - add the flour. Again add it slowly, so that it mixes nicely.

add flour

Step 8: - heat the oven at maximum for about 15 minutes. Put the mixture into forms and put the forms into the oven, but lower the temperature to the minimum (90-100 degrees Celsius) for about 5 minutes and then increase the temperature just above minimum (110-120 degrees Celsius)

add content in shapes

Step 5: - the cake should bake for one hour and a half. After one hour check to make sure it's not burned (in case the oven is too heated). To make sure it's done, use a straw. Stick the straw into the cake and if it comes out clean, then the cake is done.

blat

Step 6: -let the cake cool for a couple of hours (2-3 hours at least). After it's cooled down, cut the cake into slices about 1cm thick.

cut the cake

Step 7: - while the cake cools down, start mixing the butter.

butter

Step 8: - start adding caster sugar to aerate the butter

add sugar to butter

Step 9: - add the powder sugar and keep mixing until you can barely taste the caster sugar, then start adding cocoa.

add cocoa to buttter

Step 10: - add some flavor to the butter cream by putting mint and orange zelt

zelt

Step 11: - start filling the cake

fill the cake

Step 12: - assemble the cake slices

cake layers

Step 13: - start pouring chocolate on top of the Snowman hat

add chocolate to the hat

Step 14: - mix butter with caster sugar, powder sugar but without cocoa for the white cream. You can add some vodka into the mix to lower the fat effect of the butter. This brings acidity to the fat food.

white cream

Step 15: - decorate the Snowman with some SNOW ! Put the whipped cream all over the cake!

whipped cream

Step 16: - Add some eyes, nose,mouth and buttons to the Snowman!

decorating

Step 16: - Enjoy the Snowman cake !! You can pulverize some cocos flakes for extra effects!

Snowman Cake

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Ingredients

 

For the cake:

 150 g flour
 150 g sugar
 4 eggs
 2 g vanilla sugar
 6 tbsp water
 1 g bicarbonate
 ½ lemon
 

For the filling:

 500 g butter
 100 g sugar
 100 g powder sugar
 10 g grated orange peel (from 1 orange and/or lemon)
 50 ml vodka (optional of course)
 

For decorating:

 100 g marzipan
 10 coffee beans
 1 raspberry

Directions

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The cake

2

Step 1: - separate the whites from the yolks, but before that, that the butter out of the fridge and keep it at room temperature until the cake is out of the oven. (see step 7)

separate whites

3

Step 2: - start gentle whisking the whites with a whisk

whisk the whites

4

Step 3: - move to a faster mixer and continue to whisk the whites. Start adding sugar.

add sugar

5

Step 4: - for every 2 spoons of sugar, add 1 spoon of water and continue to whisk/mix the whites

add water

6

Step 5: - put the bicarbonate in a bowl and add the juice from the lemon. Mix a bit the content and then add it to the whites mixture.

bicarbonat

7

Step 6: - start adding the yolks and keep mixing the content. Add the yolks gradually.

add the yolks

8

Step 7: - add the flour. Again add it slowly, so that it mixes nicely.

add flour

9

Step 8: - heat the oven at maximum for about 15 minutes. Put the mixture into forms and put the forms into the oven, but lower the temperature to the minimum (90-100 degrees Celsius) for about 5 minutes and then increase the temperature just above minimum (110-120 degrees Celsius)

add content in shapes

10

Step 5: - the cake should bake for one hour and a half. After one hour check to make sure it's not burned (in case the oven is too heated). To make sure it's done, use a straw. Stick the straw into the cake and if it comes out clean, then the cake is done.

blat

11

Step 6: -let the cake cool for a couple of hours (2-3 hours at least). After it's cooled down, cut the cake into slices about 1cm thick.

cut the cake

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Step 7: - while the cake cools down, start mixing the butter.

butter

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Step 8: - start adding caster sugar to aerate the butter

add sugar to butter

14

Step 9: - add the powder sugar and keep mixing until you can barely taste the caster sugar, then start adding cocoa.

add cocoa to buttter

15

Step 10: - add some flavor to the butter cream by putting mint and orange zelt

zelt

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Step 11: - start filling the cake

fill the cake

17

Step 12: - assemble the cake slices

cake layers

18

Step 13: - start pouring chocolate on top of the Snowman hat

add chocolate to the hat

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Step 14: - mix butter with caster sugar, powder sugar but without cocoa for the white cream. You can add some vodka into the mix to lower the fat effect of the butter. This brings acidity to the fat food.

white cream

20

Step 15: - decorate the Snowman with some SNOW ! Put the whipped cream all over the cake!

whipped cream

21

Step 16: - Add some eyes, nose,mouth and buttons to the Snowman!

decorating

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Step 16: - Enjoy the Snowman cake !! You can pulverize some cocos flakes for extra effects!

Snowman Cake

Snowman