Tea cake in the shape of a wreath on a gray plate arranged with a cup of tea, rock sugar and rowan berries on a marble background

Tea cake

60—70 Min

Tasty triangles: Landtmann's Original reveals how you can conjure up the perfect tea cake in just a few steps. With delicious fruit pieces, dark yet delicate couverture chocolate and bourbon vanilla sugar.

Ingredients 6 Portions

  • For the cake mixture

    • 170 gButter
    • 100 gPowdered sugar
    • 2 Egg yolks
    • 2 Egg white
    • 40 gCaster sugar
    • 170 gRaisins
    • 50 gCandied orange peel pieces
    • 50 gCandied lemon peel pieces
    • 70 gCandied cherries
    • 200 gWheat flour, smooth
    • 1 pkg.Bourbon Vanilla Sugar
    • 10 gLemon Peel, Chopped
    • 1 pinchTable Salt
  • For the topping

    • 120 gCouverture chocolate, dark
  • For the cake pan

    • Small amount of butter, melted
    • Wheat flour, smooth

Preparation

  1. 1

    Brush two long cake pans with melted butter and sprinkle with flour.

  2. 2

    Chop the raisins, candied orange peel, candied lemon peel and candied cherries into small pieces and then mix with sieved flour.

  3. 3

    Cream the room temperature butter, powdered sugar, vanilla sugar and lemon peel. Gradually beat in the egg yolk.

  4. 4

    Beat the egg whites with granulated sugar and salt.

  5. 5

    Combine the flour and fruit mixture with the butter mixture, then fold in the beaten egg whites.

  6. 6

    Fill the cake pan with the mixture to 3/4 full, and smooth the top.

  7. 7

    Then bake for around 45 minutes at 170°C (338°F) using the conventional oven setting, remove from the tins while still warm and allow to cool on a wire rack.

  8. 8

    Finally, melt 2/3 of the chocolate, then break up the remaining 1/3 into small pieces and mix into the melted mixture. Whisk until all the lumps have disappeared.

  9. 9

    Brush the chocolate onto all sides of the tea cake and cut into slices measuring around 1.5 cm in width

    Hint:

    1 kg of dough makes around 60 slices.

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