Oh my, oh my…what a cake!!! The perfect desert after a heavy meal, or any meal, how about the perfect cake as the meal itself! It’s very light and moist; no single flavor overpowers another. It has just the right amount of vodka to make it interesting, but not intoxicating. Some would say that this is a cake that every “polish” princess would love!
For this weeks project, we are baking a sponge cake layered with two flavored pastry buttercreams. One layer walnut halves mixed with dutch cocoa powder. . The second layer of the buttercream is consists of raisins that have been soaked with hot water and Green & Blacks 70% Bitter Sweet Organic Chocolate,chopped. Lastly, instead of grating the chocolate, I ground it for a few second in the coffee grinder.
I used an 8′ inch cake ring and placed it on a glass heat-proof serving plate. This made it much easier to make the cake. After the cake cooled down, I placed the cake ring back over the cake and lined a film roll around the cake to add height and support to the buttercream.
While the cake was chilling in the refrigerator, I had the thought…that every princess has a Tiara (crown), so I decided to make one…out of chocolate. I found a stencil online, printed it and taped it to a pickle jar and then taped parchment paper on top. I melted a dark chocolate for 60 seconds in the microwave. Then I piped it on the stencil , then allowed to dry for 20-30 minutes in the refrigerator…and Viola!
Tea Vodka Syrup brushed onto the bottom and the top of the cake
cake ring,lined with clear film
yellow cake soaked with tea vodka,cocoa and walnut pastry butter-cream layer, chocolate and raisin pastry butter cream layer.
Covered with ground 63% chocolate on top
Covered with parchment paper and ready to be piped on
The “Polish Princess”
A Love from a first bite…