Toffee & Chocolate Opera Cake

Toffee & Chocolate Opera Cake

Toffee & Chocolate Opera Cake

 

When a friend requested something ‘chocolatey’ for his recent birthday cake, I allowed my imagination to get a little carried away with me.  An opera cake (From Wikipedia):

Opera cake is a French type of cake. It is made with layers of almond sponge cake (known as Joconde in French) soaked in coffeesyrup, layered with ganache and coffee buttercream, and covered in a chocolate glaze.

The problem being with this is that quite a few people don’t like coffee in their cakes.  What to do?!  My answer came in the form of a recipe for a egg white, gelatin set, toffee mousse I’ve been meaning to try.

Chocolate & Toffee Opera Cake

Chocolate & Toffee Opera Cake

 

Layering the caramel syrup soaked, light Joconde sponge with layers of Chocolate Ganache and Toffee Mousse gave my final result.  After taking the photos I decided to add some Caramelized, Chocolate Hazelnuts across the top.  Alas, I forgot to take any more snaps so you shall have to take me at my word!  Next time maybe……

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