After checking out the questions section for the week people said not to skip the coffee or the alcohol in this. I don't drink coffee or alcohol really so both are not a staple in our house. I do however have Grand Marnier left over from another recipe. Fining Mascarpone was interesting. I was looking right at it at Kroger when the deli lady had to come over and point it out to me. It said Mozzerella on it in big letters and Mascarpone in little letters. I guess that shows my novice baker status all the more. :)Target was my store of choice for espresso powder because of course Target is going to carry it. Since I was planning on using the Grand Marnier I decided to go with instant Orange Cappuchino for the coffee "pick me up" that the recipe calls for.
My little guy was all about helping me this morning. He did an excellent job of mixing while I cracked eggs and measured vanilla. He is like my own little KitchenAid Stand Mixer! He did like a beater...one tiny little lick annouced it was good and promptly stuck the beater in the sink. Cute boy.
The cakes came out of the oven looking lovely and ready to be frosted. But alas, I had to go to work. So as of right now, the cakes await at home while I sit at work. Hopefully I will get home early enough to put the rest of the Tiramisu together so the flavors can meld tonight. If it turns out as delicious as I hope it will this may be a go to dessert for get togethers! I do have a couple of photos to add of the finished product when my card reader returns to me soon. After frosting the cake last night I had about a cup of left over deliciousness left over. I threw in a few milk chocolate chips and enjoyed a few bites straight off the spoon. My husband took one bite and made a face...not a happy face. He is not a coffee fan so the orange capuccino didn't appeal to him all that much.
My kiddos ate a few bites this morning and really really like it. I saved a big chunk for them and a big chunk for me and Bobby to share and brought the rest to work. I rock... :)
Thanks to Megan from My Baking Adventures for choosing this fun recipe for this week!
This was a hit with my co-workers! Everyone loved it and even said they may request it in the future! :)