A cute little cake with multiple components, but taking it a step at a time, it seems quick and easy. I baked the batter in my little Polish ramekins (some round, some square) for the December birthday party at work. The birthday girl’s only request had been chocolate – a request that is repeated many times during the year in our office.
I brushed the little Wondra flour genoises with a Grand Marnier syrup and then an apricot glaze. If I’d been thinking, I would have used Apricot Brandy for the syrup. The centers are cut out to make room for the chocolate cream filing which reminded me of a very rich pudding. Lastly, a chocolate ganache is drizzled over the top.
I made a triple batch and had no leftovers. I think my favorite element was the apricot glaze – such an elegant finishing touch.
Unlike my other blog posts, as part of the Heavenly Cake Bakers, I don’t post recipes from this book on the Internet. One of the reasons for this baking group is to encourage readers to purchase the cookbook. That strategy worked on me! After follow the group’s baking adventures for a couple of months, I ordered a copy from Amazon because I wanted join in.
An accountant by trade and a food blogger since 2009, Lois Britton fell in love with Polish cuisine during the years she lived in Poznań, Poland. As the creator of PolishHousewife.com, she loves connecting readers with traditional Polish recipes. Lois has a graduate certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the University of South Florida. She is the author of The Polish Housewife Cookbook, available on Amazon and on her website.