In this recipe I have added two near and dear things to my heart and my tongue, genoise cake & tiramisu.Â Today in the kitchen we willÂ have FranceÂ & Italy battling it out in the ring.Â The cake & mix are simple and easy to make, should take you, with prep & cooking time, about 2 hours.Â This is a fabulous Saturday morning recipe.Â Enjoy!
cake & tiramisu.Â Today in the kitchen we willÂ have FranceÂ & Italy battling it out in the ring.Â The cake & mix are simple and easy to make, should take you, with prep & cooking time, about 2 hours.Â This is a fabulous recipe.Â Enjoy!Genoise Cake:
Genoise cake is a simple and delicious cake from France.Â It is classic, buttery & quite versatile.Â For thin cake layers, use the provided measurements, if you would prefer a taller & thicker cake, double the amounts.Â For two layers, make two cakes, for three layers, make three cakes and so on.
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time on high speed until very light and fluffy.
Sift together flour and baking powder, then fold into batter. Stir in vanilla.
Pour batter into a buttered 8″ square cake pan and bake for 20-30 minutes, until light golden brown, and cake begins to pull away from sides of pan.
Now here comes the fun part.
- 6 egg yolks
- Â¾ cup white sugar
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 Â¼ cups heavy whipping cream
- Â½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pound mascarpone cheese
In a large bowl whisk together egg yolks & sugar until well blended, whisk in milk.
In a medium bowl, on medium speed, beat in heavy cream & vanilla until stiff peaks form.Â Spoon in mascarpone cheese and mix until uniform.Â Add medium bowl contents to the egg yolk & sugar mixture.Â
Apply mascarpone mixture to genoise cake in alternating layers, leave enough mix to apply a generous amount to the top.Â You can add anything from blueberries & blackberries to a chocolate Kahlua sauce, to just plain cinnamon as a topping. Â Just have fun and be creative!