I have been itching to make some kind of fabulous cake lately. I’ve been looking at all sorts of recipes like Dobos torte, Sacher torte, Princess tort ect. I want a challenge!! This has been on my mind for a couple of weeks now and this morning it finally hit me. Many years ago we had a birthday party for my step-moms father, and the cake was from the bakery at Hotel Sofitel when there was still a location here in Toledo. I remember the cake was so stunning and tasted amazing. But what was it??? So I called her this morning and we both seem to remember almonds and caramel. Not being able to find just what I was looking for I ‘ve concocted my own version. It consists of an almond cake with a small amount of cocoa, vanilla pastry cream mixed with whipped cream and crushed almond brittle. I haven’t decided on the frosting yet, I’m leaning towards a mocha butter cream with some ganche accents….I would love any suggestions!!!
Here is the finished product not quite what I had in mind but I’m sure it will be tasty!!
It would have been perfect if I had centered the cake on the board!!
I’ll be posting the recipes that I used shortly….they are from several different sources plus just a combination of “what felt right”, I’m sure you all know what I mean.