Black Red Gold Cake – German Fruit Cake

What about a Patriotic Black Red Gold Cake that is symbolizing the colors of the German flag? It’s a cake for patriotic German occasions like world soccer games. The fruit is black berries, strawberries and golden kiwis or alternatively you may use mandarins.
Underneath the fruit there is a thin layer of dark chocolate – so delicious! You also could use a layer of vanilla pudding. Learn how to make this German cake from scratch. It’s super easy to make and I can guarantee, everyone will love it. And of course you serve it with whipped cream.
Enjoy this cake while watching the world championship soccer game. Happy Baking!

german colored cake

Ingredients Base Cake

6 tbsp flour
5 tbsp sugar
3 eggs
3 tbsp sunflower oil (taste neutral)
1/2 package baking powder Dr Oetker or 1.5 tbsp
1 tsp vanilla sugar – How to make Vanilla Sugar – 
50 g dark chocolate
fresh fruit – black and strawberries, kiwis or mandarins from the ca

Make the Cake Glaze
1,5 tbsp potato starch
250 ml water or  juice
2-3 tbsp sugar or to taste (using water 3 tbsp, juice 2 tbsp)

Baking Instructions Black Red Gold Cake

– Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
– Mix flour, sugar and baking powder in a bowl, add eggs and oil and mix well.
– Use a form 28 cm diameter, see picture below, and where to find it on bottom

– Fill dough into a greased form and bake for 5-10 min on medium level.
– Let cool off before releasing cake from the form (upside down). Let cool off completely on a baking grid.

german fruit cake

– Place the base cake on a plate that is bigger than the cake.
– Melt chocolate in double boiler and spread a vert thin layer on the bottom of the cake. Let chocolate cool off.
– Wash fruit, cut strawberries in half, peel kiwis, cut in slices and place in the German color sequence on the cake.

– For the glaze mix starch and sugar with 2 tbsp liquid.
– Bring remaining liquid to a boil and add starch mix.
– Let it simmer for 1-2 minutes. Should the glaze become firm add some more water or juice.
– With a spoon spread hot glaze evenly over the cake.
– Keep the cake in the fridge until the glaze is firm.

Serve with whipped cream.

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