Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Moka Dupont - Tuesdays with Dorie

This week's project for Tuesdays with Dorie was one from the "Fancy Cake" chapter of Baking Chez Moi and required no baking. Essentially, it was an ice box cake comprising alternating layers of rich chocolate buttercream and espresso-dipped cookies.

The recommended cookies aren't available here so I bought low-sugar, high fibre cookies, not for their so-called health benefits but for their size and scalloped edges alone.
The chocolate buttercream was very rich and buttery and, as warned by the author, gritty in texture. I didn't care much for it on its own, but in combination with the cookies, the flavour of the cake was quite good and the chewiness of the bran in the cookies I used detracted from the graininess of the buttercream. I thought it was fine but the chocoholics in the family loved it.


Anonymous said...

Funny, those cookies look exactly like the ones we were to use...great job on finding them. :)

Cakelaw said...

I'm with you - this was ok but didn't excite me.

Diane Zwang said...

Chocoholics unite. Glad this was a winner with you.

Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.) said...

Yes the buttercream was much better in combo with all the rest of the components - I loved this (and those cookies look awesome - a little sturdier than petit beurre).

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