11/27/2018 0 Comments
Momofuku Strawberry Lemon Cake
This is the first cake I've tried out of the new Christina Tosi cookbook All About Cake. I needed to make a cake for a birthday in the office and this seemed to be the best fit in terms of flavors.
This cake was vanilla cake layers soaked in fresh squeezed lemon juice filled with pickled strawberry jam, milk crumbs, lemon curd cheesecake and topped with pickled strawberry frosting and more milk crumbs.
The finished cake was really good, if a bit hard to slice. One person at work even said it was their favorite cake they'd ever had! I can't wait to try the next cake from that book :)
11/5/2018 0 Comments
Fudge Cake with Milk Chocolate Mascarpone Buttercream and Chocolate-Bourbon Glaze
I had the recipe for this cake open in my browser of my iPad for about six months. And last week, the perfect opportunity presented itself! I found out it was my boss's birthday and she loves chocolate!
The cake layers are a fudgy chocolate cake, the icing is milk chocolate mascarpone Swiss meringue buttercream. There's a little chocolate-bourbon glaze on it and lots of salted caramel and dark chocolate crisp pearls to add some crunch.
The original recipe can be found here:
For the record, you can count on any recipes you get off her site to be excellent and if you don't have her cookbook Layered, you should get it asap! I only made a few minor changes to the recipe and it was a huge hit in the office!
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!