B-Caraibe (A Vanilla-Chocolate-Banana Entremet)

It is an entremet with banana mousse, vanilla chantilly whipped cream and chocolate tofu cream sandwiched between springy almond sponge. The banana layer almost gave me a heart attack (though unlikely). I used some really ripe, soggy, close to rotting bananas that were just barely swimming in their own juice. I added lemon juice, blended the damn thing and went out to get something unique for about 3 hours, and when I came back, the mixture was stinky. It smelt like something had died in the blender and the bananas were cocoa brown. I freaked out in a small part of my brain, kept my composure, and tasted it. You can imagine how relieved I was when it tasted absolutely normal and even kinda delicious. After the cooking, the banana layer was fine and terrific.

The sponge. Best I’ve ever had. Moist, soft, easy, almond-y, has a nutty texture (because of the almonds, yet not so tense that it overpowers the sponge), no eggy at all. A dream! Definitely a to-go sponge cake.

And speaking of sponge cakes, I’ve recently got a hang on the whole beating egg whites till shaving cream business (stiff peaks of egg meringue). Now its easy! I used to not like it because it made me waste eggs. If you’ve had and are still having trouble, here’s my suggestion to you; the method I figured out after wasting CARTONS of eggs. Listen up.

All credits for the recipe goes to Foodagraphy, aside from the small tweak in the chocolate layer.

6 Comments

  1. Julia says:

    I don’t understand one thing:
    In the assembly of the B-Caraibe, it says to cut 7″ squares. Then, you place them in a RING mold? How.. what?

    1. W says:

      It means that after baking the cake in a baking tray, they don’t fit the mould yet. The mould is 7”, so cut out 3 pieces of cake that are 7” each. By ring mold I mean the kind of cake mold with no bottom, the correct name is mousse mold. Sorry for the confusion.

  2. Chelle says:

    hee, well at least urs were too ripe bananas, which would taste awesome. i used unripe ones, which were just a lil sour. :/ hope u liked your cake!

    1. qiting93 says:

      I loved it! I’m a big fan of your blog. Its such an honour to see you here 😀

Leave a Reply to Chelle Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s