Here it is. My present to you, my fellow readers! This recipe is so very special to me because it is a veganized version of my mom’s Stollen cake. What is Stollen, you ask? It’s a traditional German Christmas cake/bread. It’s similar to a fruit cake but BETTER. It’s better because it has marzipan inside which is one of my all-time favourite treats growing up as a child in a German family. Feel free to omit the marzipan if you’re not a fan. Many traditional Stollens don’t actually have marzipan, and instead have Zitronat which may be easier to find. BUT, in my opinion, the marzipan brings this Stollen to the next level!
Soooo, how do you make Stollen?
It’s pretty basic to make! Just mix the wet ingredients in a mixer. Combine your dry ingredients in a large bowl, and then add those to your wet ingredients. Then add your raisins and sliced almonds.
Once that’s done, place the dough onto a lined baking sheet and flatten.
Add small rolled pieces of marzipan, then roll it into a log.
Bake, let cool, and enjoy!
Can you freeze Stollen?
Why, yes you can! Just put into an air-tight container and freeze. Place into the oven to re-heat and serve.
What do you eat with Stollen?
Stollen is generally enjoyed on Heiligabend (Christmas Eve) when you’re opening gifts and hanging with your family after dinner. It’s best on its own or with a little whipped (coconut) cream. I LOVE the Oh She Glows Coconut cream!
This Stollen recipe is:
- 3.5 cups flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 1 cup full fat coconut milk
- 1 stick plant-based butter
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup sugar
- splash of rum
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup blanched, sliced almonds
- 200 grams marzipan
- Pre-heat oven to 400C.
- In a mixer with a whisk attachment, mix butter, apple sauce, sugar, coconut milk, and vanilla extract until combined and creamy. (Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature)
- In a bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder.
- Add dry mixture to the mixer with a dough attachment.
- Add almonds and raisins and mix on low speed.
- On a baking sheet lined with parchment or silicone, flatten dough and add small rolled pieces of marzipan.
- Spread the marzipan logs onto the flattened dough, and then roll it up lengthwise into a long log.
- Bake for 70 minutes or until the outside is a golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out dry.
- Let it cool. Cover with icing sugar.