Tuesdays with Dorie: Berry Surprise CakeJanuary 20, 2009 at 1:14 am | Posted in cakes & tortes, groups, layer cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 32 Comments
A single layer of genoise sponge is cut in two horizontally, hollowed and filled (bread-bowl style) with a lightly-sweetened cream cheese and fresh berry mixture, then craftily reassembled. Whipped cream frosting hides what’s going on inside (hence the surprise). At Fairway, blackberries were not only the best looking, but also the cheapest, so I went with those and used cassis to flavor my soaking syrup. When berry season rolls around, I’ll be trying out raspberries as well.
From the outside it is pretty unassuming, right? Trust me, it is really delicious…not too sweet, and I love the way genoise kind of takes everything in. We especially liked this cake after a day or two, when it became almost trifle-like.