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Diplomatic cake

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This sumptuous cake besides its monumental also another important feature:
it's delicious!

Present it to the table guarantees, in addition to expressions of admiration to see her, it's very appreciated for the taste and flavor characteristics, data on the presence of two different bases.

And, to think of it, it's not even difficult to prepare ... as long as all components are already prepared!

Yes, because being a cake assembled, it is necessary, before starting to pack it, that in addition to the cream diplomatic for the filling, having prepared the basics of puff pastry and the sponge cake...

And for the preparation of these, I refer to the individual recipes; I remember that I, personally, prefer to buy the pastry (lying or block) already prepared and only to apply and cooking.

ingredients:

funds puff pastry pz 2
fund sponge cake pz 1
cream diplomatic QB
Maraschino
(or other cherry liqueur)
QB
icing sugar for decoration QB

Preparation:

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Assuming that he has already prepared all the necessary ingredients on the counter, that is, the disks of puff pastry already baked and cold, the sponge eventually prepared the night before and stored in a cool and cream, you are ready to assemble cake .

Take the first base of puff pastry and is generously sprinkled with diplomatic cream with a spatula.

Place the sponge cake on the cream layer, pressing it hard with your hands to make it adhere well; then sprinkle it with cherry liqueur.

Now it covers with the remaining diplomatic cream (keep a small amount aside to touch up the edges at the end of) the sponge.

It is completed by covering the cake with the second puff pastry plan it lightly with a slight hand pressure.

You could add an additional layer of sponge cake (seen in the photos ...) to have a higher and more spectacular the cake, however, one must remember that this is fine just wanting to make quite large slices; small portions tend to be unstable ...

With the help of a spatula to distribute the remaining cream cake on the edge of the drawing of any irregularities.

abundantly sprinkle with powdered sugar and keep cool until ready to slice and serve.

This cake should be consumed preferably in the day, given the presence of cream in large quantities.

It is however very difficult that, brought to the table, manages to last a long time ...

Bon appetit!

ADVICES AND NOTES:

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  • print pdf recipe text to print or keep
  • For these photos it is a classic round cake was prepared. But this preparation is perfectly suited to be prepared in square (or rectangular) and then be portioned into many squares to be proposed as pastries (the diplomats, precisely!)
  • Many prefer to use a liqueur instead of a cherry liqueur, such as kirsch or rum: to everyone according to their tastes, the cake is always good!
  • If this dessert is prepared for the children, it's definitely better to replace the cherry liqueur with a syrup made from the cherry jam (or apricot if you prefer).
  • This basic cake lends itself to many variations, here are some:
    - When you bake the pastry sprinkle sugar paste so slightly caramellarla
    - replace the second layer of cream with a layer of Chantilly cream mixed with pieces of fresh fruit (for example strawberries)
    - Use a sponge cake with chocolate or almond.