Saturday, July 08, 2006

Re-creating a Favourite (Peanut Butter Layered Sponge Cake)

Two of my favourite cakes can be found at Bon Bon Cafe in Damansara Jaya. One is the infamous and seasonal Durian Cream Cake (ooh.....) and the other is the Peanut Butter Coffee Cream Cake. Truly delicious, I tell you.

So today, I tried to re-create the latter. Not that I didn't want to try to re-create the former but so far, any plans to make durian desserts had always failed; reason being the durians were all gone (aka in my stomach) before I could manage to use them for desserts...haha.
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Anyway, what I did was to bake a coffee-flavoured sponge cake, sliced them into 2 and sandwiched them with some Peanut Butter Frosting (recipe found on the net). Now the Peanut Butter Frosting recipe that I used was one of those icing sugar frosting type. In others, it could be sickeningly sweet. So what I did was to reduce the amount of icing used and upped the quantity of peanut butter.
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So was the result anywhere near the BB's version? Unfortunately, nope. The frosting was still far too sweet but it can be quite addictive for a sweet-toothed person. But next time I should probably use a buttercream type frosting. The sponge cake was ok but could use a little bit more coffee flavour.

Oh well, first try down and 2nd try to come about soon!


roy said...

You are very creative. My son just love anything with peanut butter. I'll definitely give this a try.

boo_licious said...

Ooooh, I must go Bon Bon to try their Durian Cake. Thxs for reminding me. Yes, their Peanut Butter cake is also very yummy - I also like their corn cupcakes.

myCoffee said...

Thanks Roy. One more thing I forgot to add, do sprinkle generous amount of ground peanut on top of each layer. That really makes quite a difference!

Boo, you are also another BB Durian Cake fan? Woo-hoo! I haven't had my fix yet this season but will soon.