'A Sweet punch' is a new baking group started by Ria, Divya and Maria. This group is for all those people out there who are still learning to bake (like me) and Sweet Punch is for all those whose have a passion for baking because the mission of this group is to make baking easy for EVERYONE. And thus, our first baking challenge by Ria of Ria's collection was to bake this Tiramisu cake.
Though I had never tasted this dessert before, I had heard a lottt about this dessert and I always wanted to make this at home. And Now,I have just fallen in love with this dessert and I am definitely going to try this again and again. TIRAMISU CAKE
For the espresso extract:
To make the cake:
Sift together the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Working with a stand mixer, preferably fitted with a paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer in a large bowl, beat the butter on medium speed until soft and creamy.
Add the sugar and beat for another 3 minutes. Add the eggs one by one, and then the yolk, beating for 1 minute after each addition. Beat in the vanilla; don’t be concerned if the mixture looks curdled. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk, adding the dry ingredients in 3 additions and the milk in 2 (begin and end with the dry ingredients); scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed and mix only until the ingredients disappear into the batter. Divide the batter evenly between the two pans and smooth the tops with a rubber spatula.
Bake for 28 to 30 minutes, rotating the pans at the midway point. When fully baked, the cakes will be golden and springy to the touch and a thin knife inserted into the centers will come out clean. Transfer the cakes to a rack and cool for about 5 minutes, then run a knife around the sides of the cakes, unmold them, and peel off the paper liners. Invert and cool to room temperature right-side up.
Stir the espresso powder and boiling water together in a small cup until blended. Set aside.
To make the syrup:
Stir the water and sugar together in a small saucepan and bring just to a boil. Pour the syrup into a small heatproof bowl and stir in 1 tablespoon of the espresso extract and set aside.
Working with the stand mixer with the whisk attachment or with a hand mixer, whip the heavy cream until it holds firm peaks. Switch to a rubber spatula and stir about one quarter of the whipped cream into the mascarpone. Fold in the rest of the whipped cream with a light touch.
For the frosting- whisk 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of the remaining espresso extract into the remaining mascarpone filling. Taste the frosting as you go to decide how much extract you want to add. If the frosting looks as if it might be a little too soft to spread over the cake, press a piece of plastic wrap against its surface and refrigerate it for 15 minutes or so. Refrigerate the cake too.With a long metal icing spatula, smooth the frosting around the sides of the cake and over the top. If you want to decorate the cake with chocolate-covered espresso beans, press them into the filling, making concentric circles of beans or just putting some beans in the center of the cake.
Refrigerate the cake for at least 3 hours (or for up to 1 day) before serving – the elements need time to meld.Just before serving, dust the top of the cake with cocoa.
The cake can be cut into small rounds and can be made as cakelettes or you can assemble them in a glass for individual servings.
I didn't use the whole syrup to moisten the cake, thinking it would become soggy. But I think the quantity given above should have been used to make the cake more moist.
And I have skipped using Kahlua or brandy for the extract and the syrup for obvious reason.
And as I didn't get chocolate covered express bean, I used choco chips to decorate.
Mouthwatering......... great effort.
Faiza.No words dear..excellent and perfect tiramisu..Irresistable ..Gorgeous pictures..
Looks so gud n perfect..yummy..nic pics
Tiramisu is one of my favorite! Cake looks gorgeous! Send across that plate pls!
Hey Dear.. The cake has come out superbly well...Cant imagine me cooking this someday
looks perfect and delicious dear :-)
Tiramisu cake has come out yum Faiza..lovely pic of the slice!!
yummy tiramisu cake....and a nice start.
the layers looks very tempting and the pictures classy.
Cute and elegant cake...
Looks awesome !!
So new group seems interesting, will give it a try when i plan to bake :)
I have tasted this wonderful cake after coming to Germany. I just love it :) Beautiful clicks and as usual a gr8 bake from you :)
Nice...and perfect tiramisu, beautiful icing,cant take my eyes off the cake..
wow.. looks so soft & nice.. fantastic entry..
Oh my god, u have baked it so perfectly faiza.....Becoming a pro now....yday was just thinking about u.....wanted to call u, but was so busy so cudnt ring:(
wowww lovely n yummy cake....
Looks perfect and tempting
The pics look so dreamy Faiza! I love that you got a nice thick layer of the cream in the layers!
Perfectly done, Faiza! I love the way you have decorated it, subtle but very pretty!
Thanks for being a part of Sweet Punch!
Hi Faiza, If you don't mind, have you used alcohol in your recipe?
i see the similarities in our posts too :)
perfect Faiza! :) but what us amaretto, Kahlua, or brandy?? well i know what brandy is just wondering about the other 2!
This looks perfect and delicious... Great one Faiza..
How are you?
Tiramisu..very new name for me , even if I was in Italy for last 3 months. I am going there soon and will eat.
I am off baking for many years ( daughters are no longer kids ha ha )
And hats off to you on this dish...and I dont accept that you are new to baking I mean you are quite modest..ha ha
Have a nice week
dear faiza...divine.....tiramisu.....my favorites...to cope of with the heat i made ithis cake some days before.....was over before taking th epics..hihi....u hv done a great job...looks wonderful and simply awesome....
Oh! how much I love it..... Looks perfect.... I cannot control my taste bud if i look at tiramisu faiza .Sometimes i go to olive garden just to eat tiramisu :D .. Classic tiramisu dear.
Thanks you all for the encouraging comments :)
@ Umm Mymoonah: No dear..of course I didn't use any alcohol.
@Shifa: Even I don't know shifa, maybe it other typrs of alcohol..but anyways I haven't used any alcohol in this recipe.
Delicious Tiramisu! It looks perfect!
Thats a really perfect and delicious tiramisu!!! Love it!! Great job, Faiza..
Faiza wonderful Tiramisu yaar gr8 job ...looks gr8
Nice Tiramisu cake looks really good.
Hi Faiza, I also dream of baking but never tried ,by seeing ur blog post i feel i should try baking too :)Hopefully i will learn soon...Tiramisu cake looks delicious!!!
Faiza, thanks for visiting my blog. Your Tiramisu has come out perfectly. I baked something big like this for the first time and actually baked like may be 4th time in my life...lol
Lovely blog dear, am following you :)
wow, it came out very well...luks amazing.
Excellent dear...looks gorgeous.
wow..this came out soo well..i have never tried this at home ..but have to..yours have come out just delicious
Wow looks soooo perfect and the frosting is very good. Wonderful job !!!
looks perfect and beautiful
Cake looks fantastic and yummy. Great job.
Ohhh sooo yummm :)
this is so lovely and delicious :)
Just shared few awards with you. please accept those...
Perfectly done :D
Hi ..Ur cake looks tempting.. im sure gonna try tis at weekend.. can u clear my doubt on the qty of Mascropone Cheese..is it 18 oz of 1 8th of oz.. i hv not understood. pls let me know.
Hi dear, thanks for your precious comment. Its 8 ounces of mascarpone cheese( I have written 1 container(box) of 8 ounce cheese) Hope I have answered your question :) Do let me know how it turns out.
wow...luk so luvly...tiramisu in any form is ma favorite...i've tried one lik this...its Pound Cake tiramisu frm martha's kitchen...& also tiramisu cup cakes...do visit ma blog..
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