Cake For Two: Cassis and Almond

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The Elements of Dessert

By Francisco Migoya

Published 2012

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Why These Flavors Work

This is a very simple cake made by alternating layers of cassis (black currant) cake and almond cream that is optionally scented with vanilla bean; this requires the use of the Volcano Vaporizer. The flavor of cassis is very straightforward but very complex at the same time, with intense berry fruit flavor along with a less intense floral note. Highly acidic, it benefits from the mellow flavor that the almond provides along wit