I was browsing through Flickr recently and I came across a delicious looking profiteroles cake made by Plush n Lush Cupcakes. I had to make my own version and when my friend said she was having a dinner party I of course jumped at the chance to make dessert.
Here is my cake... The feedback from my friends was that it was delicious. One of my friends said it required a little bit more chocolate... I think they were joking.
This cake was pretty big and I think it would comfortably feed about 10 to 12 people.
I used the same chocolate recipe as detailed in my Chocolate Easter Cake blog. This recipe makes quite a lot of chocolate cake and I made 2 x 8" teirs and I had enough left over to make an extra teir which my boyfriend had for dessert that evening.
I filled the cake with a layer of marscapone mixed with whipped cream, then a layer of fresh raspberries and then added another layer of the cream mixture. The cake was covered in 70% cocoa chocolate ganache.
I topped the cake with profiteroles and drizzled more chocolate ganache on the top. the chocolate hearts are handmade using melted chocolate piped onto greaseproof paper and left to dry.