A crunchy walnut dacquoise with Jivara chocolate ganache and nuggets of caramelised bananas.
Let's have a mini breakdown of the layers involved in this cake...
- A layer of chocolate sheet dusted with coco powder
- Jivara milk chocolate ganache
- Walnut dacquoise which has the taste the chocolate cake in their Amer
- A thin layer of caramelised bananas
- Walnut dacquoise, this time round with chunks of walnut for more crunchy after-taste
This cake cannot stand abuses, it falls apart the moment our fork touches it, thereby giving an impression that it is very rough. The very first bite didn't impress either but we usually have a way of eating such cakes. We go by layer to see what are these... As usual, the chocolate mousse from BakerZin is velvety smooth and rich.
I simply love their chocolate, why so? A study reported by the BBC indicated that having chocolate melted in one's mouth produced an increase in brain activity and heart rate that was more intense than that associated with passionate kissing, and also lasted four times as long after the activity had ended. Wow... so good chocolate are important... so do indulge in them from time to time...
However, something to note, to get a good banana chocolate cake, the proportion must be important. In this case, the chocolate is too much and thus overshadowing the taste of the banana. It is only when we ate it by layers then we notice the existence of the bananas. In fact, Yuan thought they have gotten the wrong cake for us. But I am ok with it since I never like bananas so I definitely enjoyed this one more than Roulade and Sweet Pleasure.
I didn't like this cake on first bite. When i stuck my fork into this cake, my thought was that it was another tough cake. However when you really taste it layer by later, you will begin to appreciate it. The top 2 layers of chocolate reminds me of the Chocolate Amer while the bottom 3 gives the banana walnut taste. I guess one thing bad about this cake is that when you bite all 5 layers together, the layer that actually stands out is the walnut layer plus chocolate. You will hardly know the existence of banana. So i guess if this is really meant to be a choco-banana cake, i think i wouldn't pass it.
BakerZin (Millenia Walk)
9 Raffles Boulevard
#01-23/24/25 Millenia Walk
Tel: 6837 2422
Sun to Thur: 10:30 am - 10 pm
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