Rich and buttery, this French cake is named for its resemblance to a banker's bar of gold. We've added flecks of orange zest to punctuate the classic almond-flavored batter and baked it in a tart pan, rather than in the traditional individual molds.
Considered as one of the most difficult cakes to make, I believe it is not difficult … but time consuming. An impressive French cake that consists of a base of puff pastry and topped with caramelized choux pastry balls. The center of the cake is filled with pastry cream (custard). I added some toasted almonds for a crunchy taste.
Coffee and Hazelnut Dacquoise ~ This very french cake is made up of layers of hazelnut meringue, called dacquoise, and a coffee creme mousseline (which is essentially a buttercream made from pastry cream and butter).The result is crunchy yet chewy, nutty meringue combined with a smooth and silky, super creamy, coffee filling.