Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Post #123: TWD's "Pick Me Up" Cake

Otherwise known as Tiramisu Cake!

I FINALLY finished it. Too tired to write much about it, but here is the finished product.


From Tiramisu Cake


I used Michael's Irish Whiskey liquer, instead of the Bailey's.  I also used strong, day old coffee in lieu of the overpriced espresso powder.  Overall, this is an intermediate-level cake to make when rated on the difficulty scale.  I had some trouble with the frosting, but I think this was due more to my fatigue and impatience than the recipe.  I do plan on making this one again!



From Tiramisu Cake

Thanks so much, Megan from My Baking Adventure, for choosing this version of Tiramisu, a dessert I love and have always wanted to try. Now, I have.

I tasted an itsy bitsy taste and it was really good. I could taste my favorite flavors of chocolate, coffee, and  Irish whiskey!  What more could Gabe's Girl ask for?

Thanks to my hubby for chopping my chocolate and taking these pictures after I dragged him away from what he was doing to come and play photographer!

Yes, he is home! So, I may be scarce.

In the meantime, go see what the lovely ladies and gents over at TWD made this week!

19 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

Yum! A tiramisu cake sounds so delicious! Love your pictures!

Tracey said...

Great pictures! Your cake looks wonderful, particularly those gorgeous layers!

Leslie said...

Beautiful! I finish so many desserts late at night, and at some point I just want it to be done, and don't really care how it turns out, but they never turn out as well as yours. Enjoy your husband's time at home.

Kayte said...

Well you certainly did a great job on the cake and your husband certainly did a great job on the photos...I say you make one very fine team. Our team consists of wife making dessert, photographing dessert, etc., and husband EATING dessert. LOL. That's pretty much been his extent of involvement in the whole process. There might be hope though... Great looking cake and I love the treatment of the outside of it!

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

So...pop the cake into a box and send it to me!!!

I can't wait to see your smoothie!

Jaime said...

beautiful! your cake looks super moist and delicious!

pinkstripes said...

Your tiramisu looks wonderful!

Megan said...

Tired or not, it looks great!

Enjoy your husband being home! Mine's about to embark on a 7-day trip, so you can feel sorry for me now! :)

Debbie said...

I make a really easy tiramisu knock off cake but it's still yummy!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

This looks lovely -- nicely plated. And nice to have the help! It turned out beautifully!

Life with Kaishon said...

Seriously, this looks SO pretty! What a fun recipe! I ave always wanted to try this!

Julie said...

It looks so yummy, I love tiramisu and I'll bet the flavor in cake is wonderful :)

Cheryl said...

That looks amazing and I bet it tasted amazing too. Enjoy your hubby I have been reading his blog!

TeaLady said...

That looks sooooo good. Especially that chopped chocolate (just encouragement so he will help more...) Great pics.

Pamela said...

How exciting that he's home!! Have fun and enjoy your time together! The cake looks great. He did a really nice job with the pics, too.

Taylor Elise said...

A lot of times cakes don't interest me that much in pictures because they look so set up but I want to eat this piece right now!

Jules Someone said...

Looks amazing! Glad you enjoyed it. Happy Mother's Day1

Carol Peterman said...

Your cake looks beautiful. I hope you are feeling better soon so you can get back to doing the things you enjoy.

Eco-friendly Mommy said...

The cake look so delicious. I've made Tiramisu twice in my home, and never can seem to make it look as nice as yours! Looks great! Love the pictures, too.