Joffre cake

Joffre cake
A part of Joffre cake
Type Cake
Course Dessert
Place of origin Romania
Region or state Bucharest
Created by Casa Capșa
Main ingredients Buttermilk, chocolate, buttercream
Cookbook: Joffre cake  Media: 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 Casa Capșa restaurant, in honor of a visit by French Marshal Joseph Joffre, shortly after World War I.[2]

Some commentators 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 Romanian). DEX on line.
  2. "La Maison Capsa" (in French).
  3. "THE JOFFRE CAKE" (PDF).


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