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Schaumkuesse – a German Sweet

Comments : 1 Posted in : Cake on by : Detlef

People asked me for a recipe for  Schaumküsse alias Negerkuss or Mohrenkopf.
This is a popular sweet in Germany and comes close to chocolate covered marshmallow. But it is softer and has a different consistence than marshmallow.

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You need:
6 g Gelatin
20 ml Water
200 g Egg white (6 Egg white usually)
400 g Sugar
80 ml Water
Vanilla Extract
round Wafers
chocolate to cover

Fist mix the gelatin and the water.
Then start beating the egg white to a light cream, not stiff.

Heat Sugar and water until 114C. Here I have to explain that you need to be very precise with the temperature. Cooking sugar is a science by it’s own. You need to coo a so called “soft ball”. 1-2 degree hotter or not hot enough and you will get a different result. You need a thermometer to do this.

Add the Sugar slowly to the egg white and mix for 10 min then add the gelatin. Mix until cold on high speed. This can take up to 30 min.

Place in fridge for an hour or longer until the cream gets really thick.

Pipe cream on wafers and put in fridge again so they can dry out a bit.

piped schaumkuesse

Cover with chocolate as you like.

Schaumkuesse with chocolate


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Schaumuesse are the German version of marshmallow, not quite like this, but probably the closest you can describe them.
  • 6 g Gelatin
  • 20 ml Water
  • 200 g Egg white (6 Egg white usually)
  • 400 g Sugar
  • 80 ml Water
  • Vanilla Extract
  • round Wafers
  • chocolate to cover
  1. Mix water and Gelatin
  2. Cook Sugar and Water to soft ball at 114C
  3. Beat egg white until creamy, not stiff
  4. Add hot sugar slowly to the egg white while continuously mixing.
  5. After 10 min add the gelatin
  6. Add vanilla
  7. Let rest and cool in the fridge until thick creamy, the pipe on round waffles and let rest for 2 hours in fridge.
  8. Cover in chocolate as you like.



One thought on : 1

  • Gloria
    January 19, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    I had these when I was in Germany and I absolutely LOVED them. They don’t have them here in America. We have some marshmallow cookies that look similar, but they suck.

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I will definitely be giving these a try.

    I’m so excited

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