Sarah Bernhardt Cakes

Cindy Thomas, February 21, 2016

Now here is a dessert to satisfy any chocolate lover’s sweet tooth!  Sarah Bernhardt cakes are named after a french actress and are the latest Weekends in a French Kitchen recipe to try.  To me, they are more of a rich cookie dessert than a cake, but who cares?  They’re delicious.  The cake or meringue part of this dessert is like a macaron.  Macarons always seem magical to me in their flavor and texture, so it was fun to learn how to create these.IMG_7081

The meringues call for egg whites to be whipped together with powdered sugar.  Then almond flour is folded into the mix.

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The meringues are spread on parchment paper and baked at 350 degrees.  Once baked, they cool completely on a wire rack.IMG_7088

Of course, we sampled them at this point…they were wonderful. IMG_7093

A lovely, rich mocha frosting is lightly spread on the bottom of each meringue.  These go into the freezer to set and cool.

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For the final bit of decadence, each one is dipped in dark chocolate with enough to just cover the frosted side.IMG_7096

The result are these two-toned  “cakes” with macaron style meringue on one side and rich chocolate on the other.  IMG_7102

We enjoyed these with coffee for the adults and milk for the kids.  My family loved them.  I found them a little more sweet than I would normally prefer, but still wonderful.IMG_7100

This recipe can be found in Mimi Thorisson’s cookbook:  A Kitchen in France

It’s also posted on Mimi’s blog: Manger

If you’re interested in joining the Weekends in a French Kitchen group or just want to see how the other members of the group fared with this recipe check out this link:  WIFK

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