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

A Joffre cake (Romanian: prăjitură jofră)[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]

Some commentators[4] say the size of the Joffre cake probably had as a model the Adrian helmet worn by French and Romanian soldiers during World War I.[5]


  1. ^ "Definition of Joffre" (in Romanian). dexonline.
  2. ^ "La Maison Capsa" (in French).
  3. ^ "CASA CAPSA HOTEL". Retrieved 2021-04-05.
  4. ^ "Marshall's cake" (in Romanian). Historia.