I've just had a birthday!
some might think its odd that I made my own Birthday cake .....
but not those that know me well, they wouldn't blink an eye.
I love baking - I'd do it every day If I could - but alas I cant. So when a good reason comes up - like a birthday, I bake!
I wanted a huge lush knock out cake & something the kids would eat.
I have cooked Nigella Lawsons chocolate pavlova countless times over the years - everyone loves it.
The only tweek I add is instead of dark chocolate I use Toblerones.
I have often made it and wondered what it would be like layered almost like a Dacquoise.
For this three layered version I double the quantities of Nigellas recipe.
|Balsamic Vinegar & Toblerone|
whipping up my double quantity of egg whites
I spread the mixture out fairly flat because I wanted it to turn into a flat disc.
for the layers I made a
chocolate mascarpone cream
Beat one tub (250g) of Mascarpone with a beater until soft
add 100g grated dark chocolate
add to that 300ml of whipped thickened cream and mix till combined
The top is covered in whipped thickened cream, I always add a touch of vanilla essence & sugar to my cream
then whatever seasonal fruit is around
I used Strawberries, figs & blackberries
It was a lovely evening & lovely Cake
enjoyed by all!
and today the cake is even better
and its today's lunch !
on other news
the painting at our house has been done, so my sewing machine can come back out!
I'm busily sewing up some cushions with fabrics I have designed on spoonflower
little sneak peak below ;)
next week is my daughters birthday, she has requested a cheese cake
I'd love to hear about your Favourite cake!
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