Classic Opera - A French Cake
Classic Opera is rich, creamy and enticing layered French cake. Chocolate and coffee lovers, this will be your favorite with its flavorful elements for a heavenly sweet treat. Lightly folded and deliciously layered buttercream gives it the desired lightness to make this cake extremely beguiling.
Baked this cake for the 1st time for my son's quarantine birthday as he turned mid-teen. Surprisingly, it turned out to be the most flavorful cake ever! Decorated with the buttercream and made the chocolate number sticks with tempered chocolate and tooth pricks which came handy. But wait, the birthday chocolate disc was acquired from the local bakery. It sure was satisfying to bake and celebrate the birthday boy's big day.
Let's get to the stepwise recipe to bake and assemble this decadent.
- The almond sponge cake can be baked in two sheets to keep ti easy. By doing so your baking time reduces to 8-10 mins approximately. But you will have to gauge the timings according to your oven settings.
- You can bake the sponge cake up to 1 day ahead for convenience. Store the wrapped cake in room temperature.
- The buttercream can be stored in an airtight container upto 4 days in the refrigerator.