For this weeks TWD Megan of My Baking Adventures chose Tiramisu Cake on pages 266-268.
Dories take on this is a butter cake (rather than sponge finger biscuits) soaked in coffee syrup, filled with marscopone cream and topped with more of that cream spiked with coffee extract. If you needed anything more to sweeten the deal there are shards of dark chocolate hidden between the layers.
This is a nice cake. I like the marscopone cream, in most recipes I have tried there is raw egg. Usually I don’t worry about this too much but it means I feel less comfortable letting it sit and meld for a while.
I have never managed to get a smooth marscopone cream. The curd shows through. This happens with minimal mixing as well as going hell bent for leather with the kitchen aid.
I like this cake, I am a big coffee fan. And I think it is an interesting tweak of a modern classic.
I used unbleached cake flour and think that affected the texture of the cake a bit. The soaking syrup helped quite a lot and I don’t think I would fancy the cake as much without that bit of TLC.
Now go and check out the TWD blogroll for all the other yummy cakes out there.