Tuesday, May 5, 2009

TWD - A Little Pick-Me-Up - Tiramisu Cake



This week's Tuesday With Dorie revolves around Dorie's delicious Tiramisu Cake, and was chosen by Megan of My Baking Adventures. I have made the Tiramisu Cake once before (I think it was the first thing that I ever made out of BFMHTY), but was happy to make it again, without any alterations, for a brand new audience. Unfortunately, there is no special occasion involved - other than TWD, of course.




My previous comments about this cake really sum up my thoughts. In making it, I used instant coffee powder instead of expresso powder, and it worked just fine. For the alcohol component, I used brandy. Luckily, marscapone is readily available in the supermarkets here, so I didn't have to make any substitutions (unlike some TWDers, who had the challenge of finding a substitute for marscapone). Although I thought it would be fun to do cupcakes second time around, I really didn't have the time up my sleeve (I left it until Monday night before posting to make it!), although I understand that a few TWDers did try this.




The finished cake looks like a huge cappucino - which is very cool for a coffee flavoured cake.




To see what the other TWDers thought about this cake, check out the TWD blogroll.

26 comments:

Marthe said...

Your cake looks really good!! I made mini-cupcakes and they were delicious!

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Marthe. I wish that I could have tried cupcakes, but time just ran away.

Tammy said...

Your cake looks great. I really liked the robustness of the sponge (if you get what I mean!)

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

That looks delicious! I don't know anyone that would knock back Tiramisu :D

Kara said...

Your finished cake looks lovely!

I'm one of the crazy people who did cupcakes and they were a LOT of work. I should have just made the cake - it would have been easier. :) But they were super good and everyone loved them.

Maryann said...

I bet this tasted sooo good! xox

Engineer Baker said...

Mmm... giant cappuccino... Definitely a recipe I wouldn't mind making twice :)

Heather said...

that looks so tasty :)

Jill said...

It does look like a giant cappuccino! Looks great - no special occasion needed!

Pamela said...

Looks great! I had a great time making it, but I'm not that crazy for the coffee flavor. Nice job!

Amanda said...

Looks delish! This is the recipe I would have chosen if my turn came up :) I LOVED it. One of my faves :)

pinkstripes said...

I loved this cake. It was so good. It's now my favorite TWD recipe. Your cake looks wonderful and fluffy.

Mermaid Sweets said...

Looks fantastic!! I wanted to cupcakes too, but decided that it was too hard. =)

Happy cook said...

I love love this cake, looks so yumm, wish i hada slice.

Clivia said...

Light, sweet and coffee-flavoured - sounds delicious! I enjoyed this cake and I'm glad that you did too.

Teanna said...

TWD is a special occassion! That cake looks amazing!!!!

chocolatechic said...

How did you get your syrup to soak into your cake.

Mine was dry.

The Blonde Duck said...

Yum! Gorgeous, as always!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Tammy - agreed!

Hi Lorraine, no, tiramisu is usually a winner.

Hi Kara, that sounds great - I just ran out of time and knew I wouldn't get it done if I tried for cupcakes.

Hi Maryann, it was fabulous.

Hi Caitlin, no, I disn't mind making it again at all ;)

Thanks Heather :)

Thanks Jill - agreed!

Thanks Pamela - this is one of those cake sthat you need to like coffee to like the cakw.

Hi Amanda, I am with you.

Thanks Wendy - it is certainly up there for me too.

Thanks Lorelei - I am with ya on that :)

Thanks Happy Cook - a big slice for you.

Hi Clivia, glad you liked it.

Thanks Teanna :)

Hi Tanya, having done these syrup cakes a few times now, I realised that there is no fear that the cake will disintegrate with too much liquid - they are like little sponges. So when I finished brushing the cake, I simply poured all the leftover liquid over the top layer - and presto!

Thanks Duckie :)

Leslie said...

A huge cappuccino is a good thing, especially when it looks as great as this cake! Great job!

Kayte said...

Love your description of the final photo of the cake...and you are right! You did a lovely job on this cake...and I always love hearing what people's subs are...give me lots of new ideas!

A_and_N said...

you covered the entire cake with that frosting! that looks gorgeous. i'd pick that cake up any day of the week ;)

shortbreadsouth.com said...

Mmmm, a huge cappuccino...cake. Just delicious!

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Leslie :)

Hi Kayte, I like seeing wewhat people substitute in too - it shows that you can accomplish most dishes even though you can't source this or that.

Hi A&N, there were 2 pieces that remained unloved! I wish you could have been there to have them.


Thanks Shortbread :)

TeaLady said...

Cake looks delicious.

Cakelaw said...

Thanks TeaLady.