This is a very Danish specialty. I actually don’t think any other country makes these. I know that many countries have their version of a rum ball, but these rum tree logs covered with marzipan are typical Danish (as far as I know) and can be found in any bakery around the country. The center is a delicious chocolatey/rum/cake mixture. The ingredients are the same as a rum ball, but tree logs are of course shaped different like a log and also as mentioned covered in marzipan and more chocolate.
When bakers made these rum balls and tree logs, the mixture was actually made of cake leftovers from the bakery (yummy, I know…) and then added lots of jam and rum essence. I don’t know if that is still the way they make them to day. But whatever way they do make them, they are delicious. The cake that I used was actually baked for these logs and left in the fridge for a few days so it wasn’t too fresh as the texture will be better this way.
I added a bit of green food color to the marzipan this time as that’s the way they often look when I buy them at the bakery.
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