Cardinal Slices


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    1½ inch -wide slices
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Appears in
A Baker's Tour: Nick Malgieri's Favorite Baking Recipes from Around the World

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2005

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This elaborate cake is one of the glories of Viennese pastry. The cake layers are made of alternating meringue and ladyfinger batters, and the filling is a luscious coffee-flavored whipped cream. All my attempts to find out about the origins of the name have met with failure—though it isn’t too far-fetched to imagine a jolly, rotund Austrian prince of the church enjoying these.

This is a recipe in which organization is important. Have all the ingredients for the ladyfinger batter re