This cake is full of different textures and flavours. I’ve been thinking of ways to elevate the texture and flavour profile of cakes. Sponge cake paired with whipped cream may lack texture. Also, I find that when buttercream frosting is paired with a dense sponge, the cake may be too rich.
One day I went to Small Victory Bakery and ordered a slice of pistachio cake. The cake slice is layered with pistachio sponge, whipped cream filling, followed by another layer of pistachio sponge, butter cream frosting, and crushed pistachio on top. The whipped cream cuts the richness of the buttercream. Also, the pistachio flavour in the buttercream was more pungent. This matcha red bean layered cake is inspired by the pistachio cake. The combination of matcha and red bean definitely satisfy my sweet tooth. This cake is perfect all year around because none of the ingredients are seasonal!
I hope everyone had a happy holiday this year! This Christmas has been a busy one for me. Still, I managed to sneak in time to make tiramisu for last minute side gifts. I was able to make a tiramisu using a 9×13 baking dish along with four miniature jam jars, or mason jars.
Tiramisu is one of my all-time favourite dessert. Why? I love the combination of the sweet and creamy filling with the bitterness of the espresso soaked lady fingers; the marriage of the velvety tiramisu and the spongy texture proves to be a brilliant concoction.
My friend graduated last month and I promised that I’d made her a cake! She also loves tiramisu, I guess that is why we’re best buddies!
If you like Ferrero Rocher, then you will definately like Nutella as well. My friend’s birthday party is coming up so what better way is there to celebrate her birthday than with a Nutella-centered cake?