Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sweet and Salty Cake

   Sweet and Salty cake
Sprinked with Fleur de sel

Salty caramel and whipped choc.ganache in between layers

This sweet and salty cake recipe is from Matt Lewis, co-owner of Baked Bakery who  joined  Martha Stewart to make this cake in her show.
There are three main components in this cake:
1. The sweet chocolate cake 
2. Salty caramel (Salt-fleur de sel is used) used in between the layers and
3. The whipped caramel chocolate ganache for the icing.

The finished cake is then garnished with more grains of Fleur de sel.
The saltiness and sweetness is well balanced and is simply heavenly.
Jamie Oliver's Carrot cake for my dad 
Carrot cake with carrot candies.
This carrot cake recipe from Jamie Oliver (Cook with Jamie) is fantastic.It is full of nuts: walnuts and almonds  and  flavourful with lots of spice like cloves, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg.
The icing is a combination of mascarpone cheese and cream cheese. Delicious.
Happy 88th Birthday ! Dad.