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!