Tuesday, May 5, 2009

TWD: Tiramisu Cake


Although we are not coffee drinkers for religious reasons, I have always loved the smell of coffee and the taste of coffee flavored desserts. The smell of coffee reminds me of mornings spent on summer vacations visiting grandparents. I guess you could say I am a bit nostalgic. So, when I read that the choice for this week was Tiramisu Cake I was intrigued. Turning Tiramisu into a cake. Genius!

I splurged and purchased the marscapone cheese at my local Sunflower Farmers Market (my new favorite place to buy produce). Although a bit pricey, I think it was well worth it. Because we don't have coffee around our house I had to find some instant coffee granules. I opted out of the espresso granules and instead chose to use a decaf coffee. And to substitute for the liquor I used almond extract. That said, even with my substitutions I think the cake turned out fabulous. I didn't have a chance to have it sit overnight or even for a couple of hours in the fridge. I'm sure the flavors would have been more pronounced if I had. I had friends over for dessert and all plates were licked clean. This probably won't be a regular recipe for me to make, but it will be saved for those times when the husband is craving Tiramisu. If you are interested in the recipe head on over to My Baking Adventures where Megan has it posted.

Until next week...Happy Baking!



8 comments:

Cristine said...

Your cake looks beautiful! All my tasters are LDS, so that is why no coffee and alcohol in my version, either. Great job!

Tracey said...

Your slice of cake is gorgeous! I'm glad you could adapt the recipe to make it work fro you. I really enjoyed this one.

Kayte said...

Beautiful cake and beautiful cake plate...it really sets off your cake slice so nicely. I'm not a coffee or chocolate lover, but my family LOVED this cake...it is gone already, and I made the WHOLE recipe! You did a lovely job with yours and it sounds like it was a hit.
Kayte
www.grandmaskitchentable.typepad.com

wildthayn said...

Great job Whit!! Your cake looks BEAUTIFUL!!!!

TeaLady said...

Beautiful cake. Looks perfect

margot said...

Your cake looks lovely. The alcohol flavor wasn't as strong as in a lot of tiramisus, so I don't think you missed out too much.

April said...

This looks so pretty and most likely a lot of work. I am glad it turned out well.

McCauley Family said...

Looks delish! I bet Josh enjoyed it!