Tuesday, May 5, 2009
TWD: Tiramisu Cake
Tuesdays With Dorie begins the month of May with Tiramisu Cake, which is exactly what it sounds like: tiramisu made with a spongy cake rather than with the traditional ladyfingers as the base. I was going to make a quarter recipe in my trusty four-inch cake pans, but Mr. Penpen thought it was blasphemous to make such a small quantity of a dessert he was destined to like, so I made a half batch in my new six-inch pans (which I accidentally tried to pay for with my library card). He did have a valid point, as he consumes an estimated eighty percent of the cake around here and tiramisu is invariably delicious.
I am pleased I ended up going with the larger size for two reasons. 1) Making it resulted in us eating dinner at 10 o’clock on Sunday. I underestimated how long it would take me to put everything together and frost the cake (I’m not the most adept cake-decorator) while simultaneously cooking dinner. 2) Mr. Penpen loved it! He said it would definitely go in his TWD top five, which makes me happy. This recipe gets a 10 for Deliciousness and a 4 for Effort, giving it an EDR of 2.5.
Many thanks to Megan of My Baking Adventures for choosing this top five dessert. You can find the recipe on Megan’s website, in addition to lots of other great dessert and dinner ideas. She has an outstanding kitchen output on her main site, plus a supplementary blog devoted to brownies. How awesome is that? And be sure to check out the TWD blogroll to see what the other bakers thought of this treat.