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Christmas cake with trees

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

Christmas cake with trees


For the cake layers

  • Preheat the oven to 160ο C (320ο F) set to fan.
  • In a bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, coconut, and mix a spoon.
  • In a mixer’s bowl, add the butter, sugar, vanilla, and beat well with the whisk attachment at high speed, for 3-4 minutes, until the mixture is fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one by one and keep beating until they are homogenized with the mixture. With a spatula, scrape down the sides of the bowl and keep beating.
  • Add the yogurt, the green food coloring paste, and beat at low speed until the ingredients are homogenized.
  • Divide the mixture into 3 cake pans of 20cm, buttered and floured.
  • Bake for 40 minutes.

For the trees

  • Add the green food coloring paste to the melted white couverture, and stir.
  • In a pan lined with parchment paper, place a wooden skewer.
  • Transfer the couverture in a pastry bag and draw trees on the skewer.
  • Sprinkle with the colored toppings and the coconut.

For the frosting

  • In a mixer’s bowl, add the butter, icing sugar, vanilla, lemon zest, and beat at low speed until the ingredients are homogenized.

To assemble

  • On a serving platter, add some of the frosting in order for the cake to stick.
  • Place the one cake layer and spread the ¼ of the frosting with a spoon.
  • Then, place the second cake layer and spread the next ¼ of the frosting.
  • Lastly, add the third cake layer, put all of the frosting, and spread it on the whole surface. Make sure to cover the cake all around.
  • Decorate with the trees, sprinkle the coconut, and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
42 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
73 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
165 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
32 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
70 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
17 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
10 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
7 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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