My wife’s family is very German, but by now a few generations removed. The holiday season brings out the bakers in the family. Everyone seems to have taken one recipe that has been handed down.
My daughter seems to be the only one who can make frozen wreath which is a stollen. My wife makes the schaum torte, and my sister in law makes the “moss” torte.
The problem is I don’t think “moss torte” is the correct term. It is a light and fluffy spice cake with a spice icing and it is very good. There is no actual moss in the recipe as far as I can tell.
All of the relatives who could have probably clarified are long past, but it would be nice to know what it is really called.
I tried Mause Torte and just got pictures of cakes that looked like Mickey.