5.27.2008

Raspberry Opera Cake

This months Daring Bakers challenge was kind of fun. I've always wanted to make an opera cake, but it's one of those recipes that I just couldn't get around to making. This month we got to make a "light" opera cake. Normally an opera cake is made with chocolate and espresso butter cream, but this time I had to make the cake with light components. I'll admit that I didn't get very adventurous and I went with a flavor combination that I know works well together. The first layer is an almond cake. The cake was then moistened with a lemon syrup. The first two layers were filled with raspberry buttercream. The third layer was topped with white chocolate raspberry mousse.

In the end I was pleased with the challenge. It was a good day spent in the kitchen.

34 comments:

maybelles parents said...

WOW, amazing look to your cake.

sleepingbearinthekitchen said...

Now that is certainly "Pretty in Pink"!! So precise, I bet it tasted like a million!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Very professional! ...but I want a TASTE! I bet it was yummy.

Big Boys Oven said...

oh this so pinky and nice, we love it!

Anne said...

Very very pretty, great job! :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very pretty! Wonderful!

cheers,

Rosa

Marija said...

Your cake looks beautiful! Great job!

abby said...

wow! your flavours might not be creative but the preseentation certainly is!

HoneyB said...

Love the look!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

How sweet! I really really like the pinkiness! And you never can go wrong with raspberry!

francijn said...

Well done! It looks very precise and perfect. Congratulations!

Ginny said...

What a beautiful cake! I think that is an excellent flavor combination!

Liliana said...

Your cake is so lovely - all pretty in pink. And I love the 'napoleon eclaire' effect on the top. I am sure it tasted good too. Great job!

tara said...

Gorgeous; you have captured the simple elegance of the classic cake in a whole new, fresh way.

Christine said...

Oh your cake is so pretty! Love the white chocolate raspberry mousse! Good job!

Half Baked said...

Beautiful! Nice job on the challenge. lemon and raspberry...yummm

natalie said...

that cake looks delish! and totally pretty!!

toontz said...

That glaze is just gorgeous. I am very impressed, especially since my glaze just kind of ran off my cake all over the plate! Great job!

marias23 said...

Wow! I'm so impressed you made that beauty in a day! Wonderful job! You guys are all making me wish I didn't have to miss this challenge!

michelle @ TNS said...

just...whoa.

PheMom said...

So beautiful! Wonderful job!

Katie B. said...

What a lovely cake! I bet the lemon and raspberry aspects were delicious!

sarahmarie said...

beautiful job on the glaze! your layers look very even and nicely trimmed too. Congrats!

Venus ~ Vi said...

Wow! Your cake looks awesome! Soooo impressive!

Augustina said...

I couldn't help but smile when I saw your cake. It's so pretty with that raspberry purple shade! Great job!

una donna dolce said...

Beautiful cake! I tried to do the same marbling technique with 2 different colors of white chocolate glaze - but it didn't work - I think maybe it was still too warm. Is your purple color the mousse?

Kevin said...

Your opera cake looks really good! Nicely decorated top!

Keith said...

The buttercream and the mousse were flavored and colored with raspberry puree. No food coloring.

Shari said...

Wow, yours is professional! Love the decorated top.
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

Barbara said...

How pretty! Your cake turned out great.

Rebecca said...

Lovely!

Pam said...

Wow! My favorite color and I love your decor on the top. Good job!!

Claire said...

I love the top! So fun.

Molly Loves Paris said...

That's one awesome looking non-standard l'Opera!!