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Gingerbread Chocolate Christmas Trees

50—60 Min

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas! The chocolate Christmas trees are made from a delicious brownie batter with a chestnut cream, which makes these brownies exceptionally moist. A healthy dose of gingerbread spices helps to make the trees smell and taste just like Christmas. They also make beautiful decorations!

Ingredients 4 Portions

Preparation

  1. 1

    To make the Christmas trees: Melt the chocolate and butter in a small pan, in the microwave or in a preheated oven and put to one side.

  2. 2

    Combine the eggs with the brown sugar, coffee powder and bourbon vanilla sugar, then stir in the melted chocolate and butter mix and the chestnut cream.

  3. 3

    Mix the flour, cocoa, a pinch of salt, baking powder and Gingerbread seasoning mix, fold into the remaining dough and stir.

  4. 4

    Grease or line a 20-cm springform tin with baking parchment and preheat the oven to 160°C (320°F). Pour the dough into the tin and bake for around 30 minutes.

  5. 5

    Remove from the oven, allow to cool and use a sharp knife to cut it into quarters and then each quarter into half to create 8 triangles. Straighten off the round edges.

  6. 6

    Use a hand blender to beat the whipping cream and stir in the cream stabilizer and bourbon vanilla sugar. Carefully fold in the mascarpone, pour into a piping bag and decorate the triangles of cake. 

  7. 7

    Stick broken-off Mikado sticks into the trees to make trunks, decorate with stars or sugar beads and enjoy!

Melanie Haselsteinerbutterundzucker.com