Tuesday, May 5, 2009
TWD: Tiramisu Cake
This week, the Tuesdays with Dorie challenge is brought to us by my friend, Megan. I'd been wondering when her turn would be, and just like that, there was her choice: a delicious Tiramisu Cake.
I had to plan this one carefully, since this past weekend was my 3-days-in-a-row work weekend. Not my favorite. So, I made the cake on Friday and finished it Sunday evening so it would have time to cure for Monday night's photo shoot and tasting.
Even though I have a bottle of Kahlua in the cupboard, it is unopened, so I chose to use my coffee-flavored tequila, which is opened. I picked it up in Mexico several years ago while on a cruise along the western coast. My daughter and I did a Tequila Tour at one of the ports, and I came back with a variety of flavored tequilas, which are useful for cooking as well as sipping.
The cake assembled nicely, although I could have been more liberal with the syrup on the first layer.
The frosting wasn't as smooth as I would have liked, either, but Sunday was a warm day, so the mascarpone was very soft and I accidentally poured in twice the amount of alcoholic beverage. You'd never know by tasting, though, but I suspect that's why I had lumpy icing.
So, thanks, Megan. Great choice! Be sure and look at all the clever TWD bakers' blogs for their take on Tiramisu Cake.