Joffre cake
A slice of a Joffre cake
Place of originRomania
Region or stateBucharest
Created byCasa Capșa
Main ingredientsButtermilk, chocolate, buttercream

A Joffre cake (Romanian: prăjitură jofre)[1] is a chocolate buttermilk layer cake filled with chocolate ganache and frosted with chocolate buttercream originally created at Bucharest's Casa Capșa restaurant, in honor of a visit by French Marshal Joseph Joffre, shortly after World War I.[2] The cake is said to have been devised so as to be suitable for diabetics, as Joffre was diabetic.[3] The cylindrical shape suggests the French military cap.[3]


  1. ^ "Definition of Joffre" (in Romanian). dexonline. Archived from the original on 2017-01-07. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
  2. ^ "La Maison Capsa" (in French). Archived from the original on 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2011-07-31.
  3. ^ a b "CASA CAPSA HOTEL". Retrieved 2021-04-05.