Amandine
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TypeLayered cake
CourseDessert
Place of originRomania
Region or stateEastern Europe
Main ingredientsCaramel/chocolate layers, chocolate with caramel and fondant cream

Amandine (Romanian: amandină) is a Romanian chocolate layered cake filled with chocolate with caramel and fondant cream. Almond cream is sometimes used.[1] As most Romanian cakes, they can be cut and served in 1-serving miniature cakes or as a big cake.

These cakes are among the most traditional "sweetshop" cakes in Romania. The original recipe has layers of chocolate sponge cake soaked in rum flavored caramel syrup. The cream filling is a combination of chocolate buttercream mixed with fondant. The assembled layers are glazed with a combination of fondant with chocolate and rum or rum essence, poured over the cake while still slightly liquid.[citation needed]

These cakes have also a traditional decoration on top with a little bit of the cream and a diamond-shaped piece of thin chocolate.

References

  1. ^ Philpott, D. (2016). The World of Wine and Food: A Guide to Varieties, Tastes, History, and Pairings. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. p. 314. ISBN 978-1-4422-6804-3. Retrieved August 19, 2017.