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Raspberries and Cream Cake for Mother’s Day

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Raspberries and Cream CakeThis Raspberries and Cream Cake comes from the bakery’s wedding cake file.  It was a favorite spring and summer cake.

The white chiffon cake is very tender.  We made it the day ahead, cooled it in their pans and covered them with foil or froze the covered layers if using later.  I use gloves when releasing the cakes as the will be a bit sticky on top.  The cake is filled with whipped cream and fresh raspberries with a whipped chocolate ganache in the middle layer. Continue reading

Chocolate Raspberry Gateau

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
COPYRIGHT, HELEN S. FLETCHER, 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
ALL PHOTOS BY PASTRIES LIKE A PRO UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

Chocolate Raspberry GateauThis Chocolate Raspberry Gateau is one of the most flavor packed, moist cakes to be found.  Please don’t be put off because this looks so intimidating.  While it looks intimidating, it really is not hard to make.  I have provided a schedule starting a month out and it has to be competed a day or two before serving.  The Chocolate Raspberry Gateau is ideal for entertaining, and is one of the great celebration cakes. This is an updated version of the one originally written in my first book, The New Pastry Cook.

Gateau is the French word for cake. It generally denotes items made with delicate ingredients which are best consumed soon after the confection is made. Cakes can last much longer, some even improving with age (fruit cake). Torte is the German word for cake, with similar properties. Continue reading