"if you wish to be glamorous, become a cake baker" -The Joy of Cooking

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

chocolate cake w/ caramel buttercream

One of my favourite baking books, Sugarbaby by Gesine Bullock-Prado, has this A-MAZ-ING cake recipe called the Jackie-Oh cake.  

The batter has hot coffee, Lindt 70% dark chocolate and cocoa powder and the icing is an italian meringue buttercream with caramel sauce whipped in.  

The cakes just from the oven, the recipe asked for three 10in cakes but i used 8in cake pans instead

slowly adding the hot sugar syrup to the egg whites

I tried to make it look just like the picture, the sides are covered with cake crumbs that I pulsed in the food processor to make them fine. The crumbs are made from the extra pieces when leveling off the cakes

I used a wilton 1M tip to pipe these pretty rosettes on top of the cake. Click here for the recipe.

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