Couldn’t resist sharing these, too. I was inspired by Hector’s birthday cake to put whipped cream on the Chocolate Valentine cake, which set off the raspberries beautifully! This was my first attempt at the Chocolate Raspberry Genoise…it tasted good, but next time I will fold in the chocolate with a bit more care since it lost quite a bit of volume, and take it out of the oven a couple of minutes sooner. I was sooo afraid of the cake falling that I left it a little longer than necessary. Thank goodness for the cocoa syrup! Finally, although the Swedish Pear Almond cake looks plain, I HIGHLY recommend it…you can see from this picture how fine and tender the crumb is. I absolutely loved it!
OMG! That looks so delicious. Is it lunchtime yet??