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samanthajay


samanthajay
 
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Member Since: Aug. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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Mocha Sponge Cake
I saw all the bad reviews and I tried it out of curiosity. It's an excellent recipe if you make a few changes. It was delicious, light, airy and soft. I increased the cocoa powder to a heaping tablespoon, Instead of chocolate flavored liqueur I used one tablespoon of good quality vanilla. Instead of espresso I used 1 tbsp of Nescafe crystals and 1 tablespoon of Kahlua. There was enough to fill both pans. I think the main reason people don't like it is because they don't know how to separate eggs or to beat whites to stiff peaks. I used superfine sugar and eggs at room temperature. Overall it's very satisfactory and only needs to be baked for 15 minutes at most! I used a chocolate ganache on top and a vanilla whipped cream to sandwich the two cakes together. Everyone loved it.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 2, 2010
 
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