Monday, March 20, 2017

Thierry Busset's Ten Layer Coffee Chocolate Cake


This months Cake Slice cake was made with much excitement! We're celebrating my husband birthday! He's a coffee lover, and lately has become a fan of chocolate cake! With this in mind, choosing this months cake made it simple. 


The cake is a chocolate Genoise, soaked with a coffee liqueur syrup. Layered with a delicious chocolate mousse. Finished with a chocolate glacage. Sinfully delicious! 
Not only did I choose this cake because I knew my husband would love it, but because the recipe would introduce me to new ingredients and techniques I had never tried. The mousse was made with  eight egg yolk, scared me a little, but went with it. Loved the mousse, the best I've had so far! The glacage called for liquid glucose, which I had never worked with. 


Unfortunately due to my budget I was not able to acquire the three different semi-sweet chocolates the recipe called for. I used dark chocolate chips, but still curious how the cake would have resulted if I had purchased the correct chocolate. 
The cake turned out to be delicious regardless. I do want to warn you this cake is rich, deliciously  rich! If your a coffee-chocolate lover then this cake is for you! 







8 comments:

Gina said...

That looks really good Anabel. I bet it tasted wonderful too!

Carlee said...

I am so glad you made this cake and that it turned out as delicious as it looked. Ehat a stunner!

Kim said...

I was really tempted to bake this cake this month, but knew I didn't have the time to dedicate to it. After seeing yours, though, it's definitely on my to do list.

Candice said...

Oh my heart that chocolate glossy glacage is sensational. Now I want to bake this too. This challenge is creating a cake monster out of me :)

Hazel said...

ooohh Anabel! That cake look amazing! I am so impressed you tried it.. I read through and thought nope, nope, nope!! Well done you.. and belated Happy Birthday to your Hubby :) Hazel x

Felice Geoghegan said...

Your husband must have been thrilled with his birthday cake. At some stage I would like to go back and try making this cake too but it is going to have to be when I have lots of people in the house to eat it all up so I am not tempted to do so :)

kitchen flavours said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your hubby! The cake is gorgeous and looks super chocolaty good! I'm glad that it was a success! A perfect cake for a birthday!

Emily said...

Wishing your hubby A Happy Belated Birthday!

Your cake is absolutely gorgeous and totally baked with love! It is too huge a cake for my household, unless I bake a third of it!