Mad about Raspberry Rose Vanilla Cream Cake

              Raspberry Rose Vanilla Cream Cake

I’ve been neglecting this blog for way longer than I’d have liked, but without the energy nor any pressing desire to bake the last few months, there’s really been nothing much to write about.

That was until last week when I decided to visit Tartelette, one of my favourite pastry/food blogs, and became completely inspired by Helen’s recent creations.

I was particularly taken by the idea of the raspberry rose vanilla cream cake. Just the thought of the delicate flavours of rose and vanilla, combined with a slightly tart raspberry jelly was enough to get me running through the larder in search of the necessary ingredients. The hubby, on the other hand, was sold alone on the bavarian cream.

              Raspberry Rose Vanilla Cream Cake

I’d long run out of almonds, given that it’s been 3 months since my last batch of macarons. As luck would have it, I still had a bag of hazelnuts. Frozen raspberries were certainly not a problem since the hubby loves his occasional rote grütze. And there was still a decent stash of vanilla pods in the fridge. I also substituted gelatin powder with gelatin sheets since I don’t quite care for the smell of the gelatin powder I’d bought previously.

The 3 main components - hazelnut rose dacquoise, raspberry jelly and vanilla bavarian cream were easily made and assembled in less than a day, although the next time I make this, I’d happily take on Helen’s suggestion to make the dacquoise and raspberry jelly the evening before.

              Raspberry Rose Vanilla Cream Cake

The raspberry jelly posed the greatest challenge, turning from frozen jelly to mushy jelly in the space of 10 minutes in our horribly hot climate. I had to work relatively fast to get the entire layer into the tin before it turned into an unmanageable layer of mush in my warm fingers. I was also initially concerned that the bavarian cream would not set since it seemed pretty fluid when I poured it into the tin, but in the end, everything turned out beautifully.

I was especially delighted by the pretty layers that revealed themselves when I cut the cake into individual servings.

Many thanks to the wonderfully talented Helen for sharing such a lovely recipe!

16 Responses to “Mad about Raspberry Rose Vanilla Cream Cake”

  1. A Bowl Of Mush Says:

    This looks amazing! My mouth is watering right now, it looks so beautiful and elegant! Yum rose.

  2. Charmaine Says:

    wow! i wish i could bake as well as you! you’re awesome!

  3. brin Says:

    I am so glad you finally updated your blog. I have been checking it almost every day! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  4. Alicia Says:

    Wow - so neat and perfect. I bet it tastes amazing too.

  5. lilyanette Says:

    I have seen this cake in Tartelette too and I admire your ableness to replicate the whole cake and it looks exactly the same. Very nice.

  6. Shannon @ Says:

    Good to have you back, I have been reading your blog for ages but never commented. I really missed you! (wow, oops that came out all stalkerish)

    That cake is a fine work of presision. It looks lovely

  7. Mamatkamal Says:

    This looks delicious! Very nice. Have a nice evening.

  8. Irene Says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous!

  9. Aniellska Says:

    Hi Karen! great blog :) It is my first time here and I am amazed by great recipies and photos you posted here. I entered it incidentally looking for lebkuchen recipe. I wrote it down and now I am willing to try it soon :)

    thanks for wonderful time on your blog.
    greetings from Poland :)

  10. Ashley Says:

    That looks yuuuummmmy!

  11. Jennifer Sng Says:

    hi may i know how can i place a order for a cake?

  12. Wonderline Says:

    Hi may i know if you are taking any cake orders?

  13. Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) Says:

    Looking at the amazing pictures, no one would ever guess the problems you had!

  14. Steph Says:

    Hi, do you still conduct baking classes? Macaron classes? I am very interested. Do email me the details. Thanks. :)

  15. cake decorating books Says:

    Looks amazing! And i love working with rose water, have to try this soon :) Thanks

  16. maria Says:

    Can you imagine being served a plate of this at a wedding or shower? I’d be over the moon! Really beautiful presentation here. Love it.

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