If you have any mulled wine leftover from Christmas, may I present a most delicious and beautiful way to use it up. This torte consists mulled wine cream sandwiched between two layers of chocolate meringue-like cake. The clock topping is made from marzipan.
The chill time on this baby is 3 hours. So make the cake before you tackle the clock topper. If you are short on time or not making this for New Year's eve, you can also leave the top plain, adding a dusting of cocoa powder. To get into the New Year's Eve spirit, the clock is minutes from striking midnight. Oh the anticipation.
This recipe is from a German cooking magazine. I switched things up with the directions and created a fancier clock than was pictured in the magazine. Also this cake demands a cake stand. I was shocked to discover (queen of props here) that I did not have a color appropriate one to style the cake for the photos so I went with a cake plate.