Gardenia Cake

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    10

    servings
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Simple Art of Perfect Baking

By Flo Braker

Published 1984

  • About

This simple, tailored dessert combines almond, apricot and chocolate. Almond Paste Génoise is soaked with amaretto-flavored syrup and glazed with apricot jam, then with chocolate butter glaze. The gardenia blossoms pristine whiteness contrasts dramatically with the gleaming chocolate glaze.

Ingredients

Method

Advance Preparations

Prepare Almond Paste Génoise.

Prepare Soaking Syrup.

Prepare Chocolate-Butter Glaze.

Combine Soaking Syrup and amaretto in a liquid measuring cup.

Place the ¼ strained apricot jam and the orange zest in a small saucepan over