labor of love

24 Feb

There are five parts to this behemoth of a torte: Cocoa nib meringue, chocolate cake, homemade blood orange marmalade, mascarpone cream filling and bittersweet chocolate glaze. Whoa. And it takes a lot of advance timing n stuff.

One must make marmalade, grind cocoa nibs, whip egg whites and cream…

I made it for me.

I know Bon Appetit printed this recipe in a February issue so that I might make it to feed my lover.

But I have none. 

I could have made and shared with friends, my class, my improv group…but I did not. I made it. Ate two slices. Sliced the rest and froze for future delights. Because I am occasionally selfish when I make really delicious stuff.

And I like having ready-made treats waiting for me. 

I also think the cream filling will be way good slightly frozen.

The recipe is long. I made it exactly as printed and I don’t feel like re-typing what you could easily get with a click so go here.

Treat yourself. You are worth the time and work. Believe.

4 Responses to “labor of love”

  1. GiGi Eats Celebrities February 24, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

    Holy crap! I am MAJORLY IMPRESSED WITH THIS CAKE YOU MADE! I am going to try my hand at making “cake” for an upcoming post but I know it ain’t going to look as GOOD AS YOURS!

    PS: ZERO WRONG with making cake FOR YOURSELF! lol

    • Ellen February 24, 2016 at 3:48 pm #

      Hehe, I was impressed with myself too. And I’ll look forward to seeing your cake! Whether or not it is fancy I bet it will be kick my cake’s arse in terms of health;)

  2. tanya2austin February 24, 2016 at 3:47 pm #

    Looks amazing. I have a meringue cake recipe involving ganache and mascarpone, but this version looks even better!

    • Ellen February 24, 2016 at 3:49 pm #

      Thanks! Yes, if you like this style of dessert give it a whirl. I’d never made cakes with meringue in them but it is growing on me!

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