Tuesday, June 4, 2013

TWD-Savarin, the sleeper hit of the summer

I had very little expectations for this dessert. First I was suspicious that the recipe only called for 3/4 cup of flour. And the dough looked so puny in the pan and even punier after it baked and cooled.  But as I added the glaze (I just used a couple teaspoons of black raspberry jam) and the fruit, it started to breath new life.  I added rum to my simple syrup because my husband loves baba rum.  I do wish that I had brushed on the simple syrup while the cake was still hot because I think it would have absorbed more that way.  But other than that, this was a lovely cake.  It seemed so French country.  And my whole family liked it and didn't make suggestions on how it could be better!  I can definitely see myself making this again, especially during peak berry season.

9 comments:

Jill said...

It looks beautiful! I was thinking the same things when I read the recipe, but it worked out great in the end.

Have Apron....Will Bake said...

Looks great. I too was concerned when there was so little flour for the dough. I was able to make 4 mini bundts so that was good.

Marlise said...

I really like your version with the fruit on top of the cake. It is a better presentation than having the fruit inside. Great job!

Karen @ Lemon Grove Cake Diaries said...

It looks beautiful, I was sceptical about this recipe too so I was pleasantly surprised that it turned out so nicely.

Cher Rockwell said...

I really like the way you finished this dessert off. The blackberry jam was a great idea for adding flavor.

Cathleen said...

Your cake is so beautiful. I did not get much rise out of my dough either, but it did not seem to matter being I made little cakes.

saucygander said...

I also noticed how little dough there was in the beginning, but the rough rose so much! This was a very good dessert.

Catherine from www.praycookblog.com said...

What a lovely dessert! It looks beautiful.

Sweet and That's it said...

When I saw your wonderful picture I went straight "WOW!!".
You've create a masterpiece. I love the colorfull topping.
Wow...yes, wow!