Tuesday, October 13, 2015

TwD - Tiger Cakes


Our Tuesdays with Dorie recipe this week is the intriguingly named Tiger Cakes.  Apparently these cakes are common all over France, and are normally served upside down with a rosette of ganache on top.

I am not so sure about their looking tiger - like: 



At a stretch, they could be said to resemble a leopard's spots.  However, it's a fun name anyway.

These cakes taste delightful - loved this recipe with egg whites, almond meal, chocolate and a scant amount of flour.  They taste good just slightly warm while the chocolate is still soft. I would make these again.

To  see what the others thought of these cakes, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.

18 comments:

Johanna GGG said...

I was expecting stripey cakes but I would happily eat one or two of these whatever the name

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

OOh I've never heard of these before! They sound delicious! :D

Kari said...

I've never heard of these but they are cute! I would re-name then leopard cakes too though :D

Katie Deacon said...

Oooh, I love how speckled yours are. I agree, they were so delicious!

Katie xoxo

www.iheartkatiecakes.co.uk

Margrèt Jóhanna said...

They look good. We loved them and the were all gone before I could even think of ganach.

Nicole said...

Yeah... not so much on the tiger, but definitely delicious!

Mardi Michels said...

Yours look fantastic (and so much more "animal like" than mine cos, ahem, I didn't follow the instructions!)

flour.ish.en said...

I question the name like you do, so I did something differently. Your cakes are perfect. The ganache makes them sweeter. I'll be happy to do without the ganache.

Peggy the Baker said...

I had a wretched time getting mine out of the pans! I think I need to bake them longer-----or invest in silicone. Yours look great!

Ryan said...

Your cakes look great! I think we should call them leopard cakes, too.

jane of many trades said...

the chocolate pieces made me think of a cheetah but a leopard is accurate too! I used the ganache but I think it was a little overpowering, maybe next time I will leave them naked like yours.

Diane Zwang said...

I can't stop eating these. I have been savoring one each day. Loved them and will definitely make again.

sanya said...

Leopard Cakes! That is spot on :)
Yours look great!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

your leopard cakes look beautiful!

Nana said...

They look perfect, and no matter what they are called, they are delicious.

Ei said...

I really want to see what the "tiger effect" is supposed to be, because mine definitely didn't have stripes. Stripes or not, these were so good!

Zosia said...

I agree, not very tiger-like but delicious nonetheless.

Kayte said...

Well, those tiger cakes are so cute, stripes or not. I once made tiger rolls and they had spots like giraffe spots so I thought that was sort of strange that they were called tiger rolls. Maybe these people naming these recipes have no idea what a tiger really looks like, lol! Yours look delicious.