May 5, 2009

TWD- Vice Squad


Sugar, butter, chocolate, caffeine, and alcohol- what could go wrong? That's what I was thinking when I read this week's Tuesdays With Dorie recipe for Tiramisu Cake. Essentially, traditional tiramisu dessert adapted by layering mascarpone laced with espresso powder and brandy, topped with chopped chocolate and over sturdy yellow cake however, my cake was just a wee bit too sturdy. Like door-stopper sturdy. So frustrating.
I'm not sure what happened but even the espresso syrup couldn't moisten this rock, I mean cake. I did love the filling/frosting and you can't go wrong with TJ's espresso pillows for garnish. Maybe once the stench of failure has worn off I will give the recipe another go. In the mean time, for happier tales of success and deliciousness, check out the TWD blogroll.

15 comments:

steph- whisk/spoon said...

oh, shoot--i'm so sorry to hear that!

Kara said...

Oh no! I did find the cake a little dry and ... well ... block like. But it moistened up nicely with the syrup. I wonder what happened?

Megan said...

Door stopper sturdy? Dang, that's sturdy, all right. Sorry it didn't work out for you!

chocolatechic said...

Mine was dry also.

Sorry.

Teanna DiMicco said...

So sorry it didn't work out! I must say, I'll always prefer the ladyfinger version! It looks great, though!

pinkstripes said...

Too bad it didn't work out. Your cake looks wonderful.

Marthe said...

Too bad the cake didn't work for you.... It does look really good though. I made cupcakes and loved them!

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Seriously, I think it needed more syrup. The cake was a little like stale Twinkies.

Tania said...

Ha! Mine was dry and icky too. But thinking when I stop pouting about it I may try it again....but not for quite awhile!

Danielle said...

Sorry your cake didnt come out right. It still looks pretty!

RecipeGirl said...

Bummer. At least you got a good doorstop out of it! I've always wanted to make Tiramisu cupcakes :)

Kayte said...

Oh, too bad as that is a lot of work to have it not come out perfectly wonderful! Hmmmm...well, it looks perfectly wonderful!
Kayte
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Leslie said...

Sorry this one was a disappointment! Mine was really dry, too, and i wish I had a better idea of what I did wrong. At least yours looks beautiful!

TeaLady said...

Sorry this didn't work for you. But if it is really, really sturdy dry it out and use it for a table decoration. (I am such a smart alec!!) But it looks lovely.

Tracey said...

Bummer! Sorry it didn't work out for you but definitely try it again. I thought it was yummy and I don't usually like tiramisu.