March 31, 2014

Mint chocolate marzipan cake

When the TV programme "Danish Idol" (X Factor) is being shown in Denmark, I together with a group of work colleagues, make a cake event of it ! We draw lots between the participants in Danish Idol. Every Friday a participant is votes off during prime time TV, and the lucky/unlucky work colleague will bring cake to the rest of the group the upcoming Monday.

Well - I am made all the way to final this year, which is something special, as my participant normally is voted off, as the first and second participant regardless of we are having a "Danish Idol" or "Strictly Ballroom" cake event. And I became second !!!! which means, that I have to bring marzipan cake for our final. The winner will bring sparkling wine to celebrate her/his victory.

Instead of baking a more traditional marzipan cake from marzipan, icing sugar and egg white, I decided to twist the flavour using a marzipan containing mint chocolate having the flavour of "After eighth" chocolate. Besides from these cakes I also made a orange coloured as well as orange flsavoured marzipan cake.

The only difficulty using this flavoured marzipan is, that the cake structure is different, these cakes can not hold their shape and they float more out. Otherwise the taste is great. So this specific marzipan is not perfect for baking marzipan cakes.

Mint chocolate marzipan cake:  - 10 pieces
  • 150 g mint chocolate marzipan
  • 60 g icing sugar
  • 10 g egg white
  1. Start by heating the (conventional) oven to 180'C.
  2. Knead the marzipan, orange zest, orange blossom water, icing sugar and egg white together.
  3. Roll the marzipan cake mass in one long roll, which is cut into piece of 5-8 mm.
  4. Place the marzipan cake mass on a baking tray covered with baking paper.
  5. Bake the marzipan cake in the oven at 180'C in the upper part of the oven for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Cool down the marzipan cakes, before placing them in airtight container.

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