Joffre cake

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Joffre cake
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A part of Joffre cake
Type Dessert
Place of origin
Romania
Region or state
Bucharest
Creator Casa Capșa
Main ingredients
Buttermilk, chocolate, buttercream
Cookbook:Joffre cake  Joffre cake

A Joffre cake[1] is a chocolate buttermilk layer cake filled with chocolate ganache and frosted with chocolate buttercream originally created at Bucharest's famed Casa Capșa restaurant, in honor of a visit by French General Joseph Joffre, shortly after World War I.[2]

Some commentators say the size of the Joffre cake probably had as a model the French casquet helmet worn by soldiers during World War I.[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ (Romanian)"Definition of Joffre". DEX on line. 
  2. ^ (French)"La Maison Capsa". 
  3. ^ "THE JOFFRE CAKE".