RECIPE: Franz Ferdinand Tart

Everyone is getting ready for christmas. At least this is what I can see all across the food blogger instagram accounts :-) This cake/tart is not difficult to prepare and really matches the white snow atmosphere outside (if there is any at all!) Get ready for christmas with me!

Franz Ferdinand Torta
Franz Ferdinand Torte







Preparation time: 45 min

Baking time:

35 min

Chilling time:

3 hr

Serves: 10-12 persons



160g soft butter

4 eggs

135g regular sugar /I used cane sugar/

1 sachet vanilla sugar

200g "universal" flour

1 tea spoon baking powder

2-3 lemons

1/2 sachet custard powder

150g plum jam

40g icing sugar

250 good quality! white chocolate

250g mascarpone



Whipped cream for the complementing your dessert :-)




 Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.

Melt away 60g butter.

Mix up together 4 eggs, 110g regular and vanilla sugar for 3 minutes unitl you get fluffy texture. Stir in flour and baking powder. Mix well. Pour in melted butter. Put your dough mixture into a springform. Let to bake golden brown for 30-35 degrees celsius in the oven. 

After that, let to cool down for 20 minutes at least.


Meanwhile squeeze 80ml of lemon juice into a small bowl. Make custard out of Custard powder, 25g sugar, 150ml  full fat milk and 40ml lemon juice. When done, put into your custard 150g of plum jam and let to cool down for about 20 minutes.  Mix in the rest of the butter /100g/ into the custard mixture and add the icing sugar. 


Cut the sponge cake into 4 (or 3 in my case) layers. Use the rest of lemon juice and soak the sponge layers. Afterwards, put the good layer of the jam custard on all of the layers except the top one.

Melt down the white chocolate in a water bath. Add the 250g of mascarpone and mix well. Use the chocolate mixture to cover the cake all over.

Let the cake to chill for about 3 hours.







Disclaimer: The exact recipe for this tasty cake can be found in december issue of Billa Magazine "Frisch Gekocht" in Austria :-)

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