oconde sponge cake, yummy milk chocolate ganache and silky mocha French buttercream – do I need to say more about my almond and chocolate mocha cake? Delish!
First let me say a few words about Joconde – light and moist sponge cake. It is made by mixing almond flour, powdered sugar, flour, whole eggs and melted butter into a smooth paste. Then, the paste is mixed with French meringue. Joconde batter is usually thinly spread onto a baking mat and baked until lightly golden. The great thing about this cake is that once it is cooled, it remains flexible and moist, so you can use it for various desserts. I decided to divide my Joconde batter into four cake rings to get layers for my mocha cake.
Next, I will make simple syrup for soaking my Joconde, and when it cools down I will add some rum inside. If you are a true coffee aficionado, feel free to add some coffee extract into the syrup, too. Then I will make milk chocolate ganache. Yum!
To make my almond and chocolate mocha cake I will use coffee flavored French buttercream. Now, if you want to learn more about all types of buttercream, check my post. Finally, I will assemble my cake. I will soak each Joconde layer with my syrup, and then I’ll spread some milk chocolate ganache onto it. Once the ganache is set, I will spread some coffee buttercream onto it. I will continue until I use all the cakes, and then I will cover the whole cake in coffee buttercream.
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