Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tiramisu Cake.....

This weeks recipe, Tiramisu Cake, was chosen by Megan of My Baking Adventures; it would have been my choice, but I don't pick for a few years, LOL.

Since we didn't need a 9" cake for the two of us, I made a half recipe with no problems. I don't know why, but I bought a set of 3" high cake pans a few years ago, the set consists of a 6, 8, 10 and 12 inch pan. So I finally got to use the 6" x 3" pan, baked for 35 minutes and when cool, split the cake into 2 layers. Although there were several steps to make this cake, each one was simple to make and took no time at all. I used Mascarpone Cheese from Trader Joe's ($2.99 for 8 oz.); TJ's also had the chocolate covered espresso beans, yummy. This was the perfect size for us, with no left overs!!! I really brushed on the syrup and added a bit of Kahlua for extra moistness. Loved the cake, so simple and really delicious. I liked the mascarpone in the filling and frosting, not too sweet, just right.
We really liked the cake and I would definately make it again, maybe in the larger size!!!

12 comments:

Cristine said...

So glad you enjoyed the cake! It looks wonderful!

Madam Chow said...

I just discovered your blog, via TWD and I love it! That you're a personal trainer, a closet baker, and that your tiramisu cake turned out so well.

chocolatechic said...

Total cuteness.

pinkstripes said...

I'm glad it was a success and you enjoyed it. Your cake looks great.

Jules Someone said...

That looks wonderful! I need some mini cake pans like that.

vibi said...

I'm still amazed that you participate so often and can keep the shape! WOW! (I'm sure you feed the neighbours and some plants on the way too! LOL)

Very nice, polka dot cake, Lady Craddock!

The Food Librarian said...

This looks just perfect! Totally cute. Glad you enjoyed it.

Kayte said...

Your cake looks absolutely gorgeous. I love that it is a smaller version and you told us how to adjust the recipe, the size of pan, etc. I am filing all that away for when my two 16 year old sons go off to college and aren't here to eat all these desserts each week. Lovely job of making this cake.
Kayte
www.grandmaskitchentable.typepad.com

Megan said...

I did all of my shopping at TJ's too - it was perfect!

So glad you enjoyed the cake, it really was great!

Tracey said...

I love Trader Joes! Fortunately, the closest one is about 40 minutes from me so I don't go too much. Great job on your cake. It looks terrific!

TeaLady said...

That looks just perfect. Moist and yummy!

AmyRuth said...

Oh Lady, this really was an "Easy Bake" recipe. Fun delicious. Who doesn't love mascarpone? Such a luxury dessert. The right size for a fit body.... he he he
AmyRuth