A Cup of Coffee

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The Dessert Architect

By Robert Wemischner

Published 2009

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A cup of coffee—espresso soaked genoise, coffee custard filling, topped with cappuccino foam, layered in a latte cup. The fun of this dessert lies in the presentation, which juxtaposes elegant components within the setting of a coffee cup that would fit comfortably into any retro corner diner in Smalltown, USA. A layer of light sponge cake heavily drenched in a sweetened lemony espresso syrup almost dissolves into the intensely coffee flavored custard. All of this creamy softness is set off