Saturday, August 29, 2009

August Daring Bakers: Sheer Decadance with Dobos Torte

The August 2009 Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Angela of A Spoonful of Sugar and Lorraine of Not Quite Nigella. They chose the spectacular Dobos Torte based on a recipe from Rick Rodgers' cookbook Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Caff├ęs of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague.

Here is my version of it. I made a Chocolate Buttercream, and sandwiched it in a vanilla sponge. There is a hint of coffee liquor in the caramelised nuts on top of the cake - mmmm:) I made a very small cake - just one serving each for us! I figured that this would be about enough, besides I don't like to keep creamy cakes in the refrigerator - I don't have a sweet tooth and things just tend to vegetate there until its time to chuck them out - I really did not want to do that to this lovely torte!!
Great recipe - its a keeper. Next time I have guests I know what to whip up!! Thanks Lorraine and Angela.

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  1. Wow love the torta and the nuts on top are beautiful. Also love the idea of the bayleaf dishes very creative. Love your blog very good to visit it. Cheers from Audax in Australia


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