Not a fan of walnuts? Join the club.
When I first heard the name of Triomphe aux Noix or Walnut cake, I had this image in my head: a rectangular block of butter cake embedded with bitter walnuts. Borrrrring…
However unexcited I was about
eating making this cake it was still important to pay close attention in the demonstration class in order to reproduce it in the kitchen/practical. A quick glance down the recipe sheet changed my attitude towards this cake. One of the six components in this cake includes a caramel mousse! I’m not going to lie, I did a little happy dance in my head.
This cake had completely surpassed my expectations! The deliciously smooth and creamy caramel mousse on a feather light walnut “biscuit” sponge imbibed with caramel syrup truly was a “triomphe”. Even for a non walnut lover.
The moral of the story: never judge a cake by its name.