This stunning cake is made of short dough, frangipane (almond cream) filling and apple roses. Amaze your guests with this beautiful and delicious rose bouquet cake.
Get the recipe here: http://videoculinary.com/recipes/cakes/153-rose-bouquet-cake
Step 1: Dough
Lightly brush a 26 cm (10 inch) cake pan with butter. Sprinkle with flour, tap the pan to distribute evenly and shake off the excess flour.
Make the dough: Combine 200 grams (7 oz) of soft butter, the zest of one lemon, 2 teaspoons of vanilla sugar and 250 grams (9 oz) of sugar. Mix until a smooth and light in color paste forms. Add 4 eggs, one at a time, blending until smooth after each addition.
Mix together 275 grams (10 oz) of flour with one teaspoon of baking powder. Sift into the butter mixture and mix just until incorporated. Spread the dough into the cake pan, reserve about ¾ cup of dough.
Add 2 tablespoons of flour into the reserved dough, and pipe a border using a pastry bag. Place the cake pan in the freezer for one hour.
Step 2: Frangipane - Almond Cream Filling
Make the frangipane filling: Use almond flour, or grind 150 grams of blanched almonds.
Mix together 150 grams (5 oz) of soft butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar, a pinch of salt and 150 grams (5 oz) of sugar. Alternate adding 3 eggs and the prepared almond flour. Add 150 grams (5 oz) of flour and mix just until incorporated.
Spread the frangipane filling over the dough. Bake at a 180 °C (350 °F) oven for approximately one hour.
Step 3: Apple Roses
Slice 800 grams (28 oz) of firm red apples into 2 mm thick slices. Bring one liter of water and 350 grams (12 oz) of sugar to boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Add the apple slices into the boiling syrup, bring to boil and drain. Cool completely.
Remove the cake from the oven. An inserted skewer should come out clean. Cool the cake for a few minutes. If desired, mix equal amounts of jam and water, and spread a small amount of the jam glaze around the edge of the cake. Garnish by gently pressing sliced almonds.
Step 4: Apple Roses
Make roses: To make the first inner petal, roll a slice of apple tightly. Continue by overlapping the petals, pressing them together. Use a knife to make small incision in the cake. Press the rose into the incision. Repeat until the cake is covered with roses.
Step 5: Bake and Serve!
Return the cake to the 180 °C (350 °F) oven for another 10 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for a few minutes, unmold, cool and serve.
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