Valentine’s Day, February 14 is the only day of the year when it is acceptable to eat nothing but chocolate. In my previous post I made vanilla cake for all the vanilla lovers out there. I could not let Valentine’s Day pass this year without some type of chocolate creation, so I dedicate this HoneyCombCherryTorte to all you chocolate lovers. This dessert is the choice, to mark the perfect end to a perfect Valentine’s Day dinner. Have you ever tried baking puff pastry layer cake? This is my first try and it was easier than I thought. Flaky puff pastry tubes filled with cherries, all enrobed in luscious Dulce de Leche layers of spiraling puff pastry tubes filled with tart cherries. The look of this torte is similar to a honeycomb, so I decided to call it HoneyCombCherryTorte. On Valentine’s Day strawberries usually take center stage but not this year. In this torte the cherries are getting all of the deserved attention. The classic combination of cherries, Dulce de Leche and chocolate ganache does not really need much of an introduction but if you have never tried this torte before, let me tell you, you should! The tartness of the cherries balances perfectly with the sweet filling, while the smoothness of the chocolate ganache makes it look like a masterpiece. It is obvious what I love most about this torte is the looks but I also like the surprise inside once you cut into it. I wanted to dress it up and make it perfect for Valentine’s Day. I used modelling chocolate to make the little balls (that line around the torte), the flowers and the grapes I decided to shape them into heart shaped grapes, perfect for the occasion. HoneyCombCherryTorte is the perfect cake, the perfect shape, to say “I love you”! Three layers of spiraling heart shaped pastry filled with tart cherries and layered with Dulce de Leche and coated entirely with smooth chocolate ganache, it does not get better than this.
This HoneyCombCherryTorte is a decadent and romantic dessert for that special someone for Valentine’s Day. Happy Valentine’s from cakesandmore101.