Misérable cake

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A miserable cake is a type of almond sponge cake that is a traditional Belgian recipe. The cake is filled with buttercream made by whisking hot sugar syrup into an egg yolk foam, known as a pâte à bombe. The cake base is made from almonds, known as a jaconde. In Belgium it is served after dinner as a type of petit four.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Belgian Miserable cake recipe". The Guardian. 12 October 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  2. ^ Martin Chiffers; Emma Marsden (24 March 2016). Bake Off: Crème de la Crème. Hodder & Stoughton. p. 297. ISBN 978-1-4736-1567-0.