I’m saying goodbye to strawberries this V-day. I find it so bloody cliche!! Why does my entire feed on Instagram have to be pink/red and filled with hearts? You can also bake/cook treats that are made with love and don’t necessarily have to have strawberries or cherries in them.
There are so many other ways to win a girl’s heart. For me, a boy who bakes me a slice of Tiramisu this V-day will have a special spot in my heart!😉 (that was such a terrible hint I know haha)
But you know what’s funny, I’m not a fan of coffee yet I simply love this cake. I just find it so light, nothing fancy but so elegant. There are quite a few elements to this cake and it can get as complex as you want it to get but I want everyone from amateurs to baking queens to try this out so don’t get intimidated by the recipe.
The most important part is giving it time to set, I would honestly prefer doing it the night before because you’re letting all those layers soak in the coffee syrup. If you don’t get this step right, you could ruin all the hard work you’ve put into the cake.
The reason I use hi-ratio flour is because it gives the cake a beautiful lightness and helps the cake to soak the syrup better.
Today was such a cold, windy day in Melbourne. I think I’m going to go bake myself some right away!