Joffre cake

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Joffre cake
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A part of Joffre cake
Place of origin Romania
Region or state Bucharest
Creator(s) Casa Capșa
Course served Dessert
Type Cake
Main ingredient(s) Buttermilk, chocolate, buttercream

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 Marshal Joseph Joffre, shortly after World War I.[2]

Some commentators[who?] 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.[3]

Notes and references

  1. "Definition of Joffre" (in română). DEX on line.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "La Maison Capsa" (in français).<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "THE JOFFRE CAKE" (PDF).<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>