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Best Opera dessert Cake

Opera dessert Cake

Opera dessert Cake

Opera dessert, also known as opera cake, is a fancy French treat made with layers of almond sponge cake, coffee-flavored buttercream, and chocolate ganache. It's like a delicious symphony of flavors and textures! Dating back to the 19th century, opera dessert has become a timeless favorite in the pastry world.

Eating opera dessert is a special experience. Each layer tastes amazing, with the almond sponge cake being light and fluffy, the coffee buttercream smooth and creamy, and the chocolate ganache rich and decadent. It's a treat for your taste buds!

Whether you're treating yourself to a fancy dinner or enjoying a cozy night in, opera dessert is a perfect choice. Its layers and flavors make it a standout dessert that's sure to impress. So why not indulge in a slice of this French masterpiece and savor every bite?

Opera Cake Ingredients:

To make this delicious opera dessert cake, you will need :

  •    - 1 cup almond flour
  •    - 1 cup powdered sugar
  •    - 3 large eggs
  •    - 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  •    - 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  •    - 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  •    - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •    - 1 cup strong coffee, cooled
  •    - 2 tablespoons sugar (for coffee syrup)
  •    - 1 cup heavy cream
  •    - 200 grams dark chocolate, chopped
  •    - 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (for ganache)

Opera Dessert Directions:

Harmonious Layers of Flavor in an Elegant Dessert

For the Joconde Cake:

   1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

   2. In a bowl, combine almond flour and powdered sugar.

   3. In another bowl, beat eggs and granulated sugar until pale and fluffy.

   4. Gently fold the almond flour mixture into the egg mixture.

   5. Add melted butter and vanilla extract, then fold in all-purpose flour.

   6. Spread the batter evenly on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden.

   7. Let it cool before cutting into rectangles to fit your cake mold.

Opera Dessert Soaking Syrup:

   1. Mix strong coffee with sugar until dissolved.

For the Ganache:

   1. Heat heavy cream until it simmers, then pour over chopped chocolate and butter. Stir until smooth.

Assembling the Opera Dessert Cake:

   1. Place one layer of Joconde cake in the bottom of the mold, soaking it with coffee syrup.

   2. Spread a layer of ganache over the cake.

   3. Repeat the process, layering until you finish with a layer of ganache on top.

   4. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

   5. Once set, cut into slices and serve.

Enjoy this delicious Opera Dessert cake. 

   Prep Time: 1 hour | Baking Time: 10 minutes | Chilling Time: 4 hours | Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes


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