Tuesday, May 5, 2009

TWD: "Tiramisu" Cake



This is going to be a pretty quick post, but it's a pretty quick dessert as well. I must confess that the reason the Tiramisu is in quotes is because I'm not a fan of coffee, or any coffee flavored thing. When the Tiramisu craze hit I simply didn't get it. I'm sure if I liked coffee I would, but alas, I don't. The upside of that is I haven't given half of my earnings to Starbucks in the last decade.


I made the cake as instructed, only half the recipe to go into my 6" cake pans. I passed on the syrups. When I took a cake making class a year or so ago just about every cake (scratch that -- every cake) had some kind of liquor based syrup that went on it, so I feel like I've had plenty of experience in that area. I did add a smidge of brandy to the frosting, since it clearly needed some flavor and liquid. I didn't add enough, so a couple of drops of milk had it to the correct consistency prior to adding the whipped cream.


A few left over Nestle' chocolate chips in the middle and a few on top for decoration, and viola! A variation on a cake which is a variation on a dessert I don't like very much. Since it is late, and the cake needs to sit before consumption (I'm assuming the chocolate and the brandy need to make each other's acquaintance and become friends prior to eating) I don't know how it tastes all together. But I can say that the individual components are quite tasty. Since it's a crazy week at work, and I am a stress eater, I'm sure the cake will be gone by this time tomorrow. I'm only kind of kidding.

Many thanks to Megan over at My Baking Adventures for this week's recipe. I enjoyed practicing the cake skills I learned in the aforementioned class and seeing how far I've progressed.

8 comments:

Kayte said...

Oh, that looks so beautiful. Elegantly delicious!

Leslie said...

Love that fluffy frosting! I hope this tasted as good as it looks!

TeaLady said...

For not liking coffee anything (me either) you did a great job on the cake. Please let us know how it tasted.

Megan said...

Even though I love coffee, I make it a point not to give Starbucks ANY of my money - I think their coffee stinks!

The cake, however, looks delicious!

Tracey said...

Your cake looks fantastic! Glad you adapted to make it work for you! I really enjoyed this one.

Pamela said...

It looks great and I really hope you enjoyed it! LOL about being a stress eater! I can totally relate to that one. Take care!

Amanda said...

Lovely! One of my faves so far :)

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