The marzipan-covered-rum-chocolate-cakes are called ‘Træstammer’ which translated means Tree Logs – speaking to the signature green coloured marzipan and the brown chocolate ends.
Danish ‘Træstamme’ is traditionally made from left-over cake which is blended together with marzipan, dark chocolate, raspberry jam and a little rum essence. They are then covered with marzipan and the ends dipped in chocolate. It's a very old school little cake, which can be found in even the smallest bakeries across Denmark.
You can easily use different types of cake or pastries for the truffle mix, for instance danish pastry, chocolate cake, sponge. So when ever you have some left over cake or pastry, just bag it and save it in the freezer instead of throwing it out. After some time you will easily have enough cake make these homemade little treats.
400g cake left-overs (chocolate cake or sponge traditionally, but can also be muffins, pastries, and even lemon drizzle. The additional ingredients will add much more flavour that the cake left overs, so don’t worry too much about it. Avoid cake with fillings and icings though)
100g chocolate, melted
1-2 tbsp raspberry jam
2 tbsp rum essence
Green food colouring
a little icing sugar
100g dark chocolate, melted
And you are done… Eat away…
We guarantee these will go down like a treat with everyone you know.