Hi everyone♥

Can you believe we are in August already, summer fly by so ( too ) fast!
Our youngest is moving, he is off to college in a different city!
It is crazy how fast these 19 years passed by from a baby to a young man off to college!
But I am so proud of him, and all my 5 kids.

Today I made a magical Cake

I know I use the words magical often when I post recipes but honestly, I only post my baked goods on the blog if they give me this magical feeling when I taste it. Except for my red velvet cupcakes, I only made those because a blog reader was asking for it! 

What is so magical with this cake?; Let me tell you

  • It has a soft/fluffy cake-like almond crust
  • It has a generous amount of homemade vanilla custard
  • It has a layer of pears.
  • It has a layer with whipped cream, lightly flavored with vanilla.
  • Finally, the cake is topped with a gooey Daim caramel fudge, that is out of this world.

Tempted? I sure do hope so♥

Almond crust with vanilla custard cream, pear, whipped cream and Daim caramel fudge

Almond crust

  • 1 1/2 cup (200 gram) almonds
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (200 gram) sugar 

Filling

  • Vanilla Custard cream get the recipe →her
  • 3-4 pears
  • 1 1/2 cup (400 ml) whipped cream
  • ¼ tsp. real vanilla powder or 1 tsp. vanilla sugar or 1 tsp. vanilla bean paste

Daim caramel fudge

  • 7 oz. (200 gram) milk chocolate with daim ( or just use milk chocolate without daim candy)
  • 1/8 cup (30 gram) powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup (200 ml) heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup (125 gram) butter
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. strong coffee (optional)

Directions; ( Before you start, Check step by step pictures below ↓) 

  • Before you make the cake, make the vanilla custard, get the recipe →here.
  • Next, start making the daim caramel fudge as this needs to cool!

How to make Daim caramel fudge ( see step by step pictures below ↓) 

  • In a saucepan add  Daim chocolate pieces ( or just use milk chocolate), add powdered sugar, butter, heavy cream, salt, and coffee.
  • Over low heat stir until the chocolate and butter are melted. about 10 minutes.
  • Cool the fudge mixture completely.
  • Place the fudge in the fridge for one hour or until it is a bit more firm.

Directions for the cake; ( see step by step pictures below ↓) 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Line a 9-inch (24 cm) round springform pan with parchment paper, grease the sides and set aside.
  • Place the almonds in a food processor, and give it some pulse until you get grounded almonds
  • Add all of the eggs, and sugar and pulse for about 30 seconds altogether.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared springform pan.
  • Bake on the middle rack of oven for 20-30 minutes.
  • Do not over bake this cake!
  • Let cool completely.
  • Once cool remove the cake from the tin and place it on a cake stand, flip the cake it will give you a straight top, and remove the parchment paper.
  • Add a generous amount of vanilla custard cream on top and spread it evenly.
  • Take the skin of the pears and cute them op I small pieces.
  • Place the pears on top of the custard cream.
  • Whip up heavy cream and vanilla until fluffy ( if you like it to be sweet at 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar ( i did not feel the need for that)
  • Cover the pears with the whipped cream, and if you like to cover the whole cake with whipped cream.
  • Try to make the top a bit more flat!
  • Place the cake in the refrigerator, for at least one hour. 
  • Remove the cake from the refrigerator.
  • Add the daim caramel fudge, a spoonful at a time, on top of the cake.
  • It will drizzle down on the sides, if you don’t want that, just add a tiny layer on top. ( Don’t add all the fudge on this cake it will be too sweet ( 1/2 will do) the rest you can use on ice-cream, it is so delicious!
  • Refrigerate until you serve.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Have a beautiful day you all.
Love Manuela xox

Note; 

Do you not own a food processor? no worries
Just use almond flour instead.
And place the eggs and sugar in a bowl, whip it up for 1 minutes or until combined.
Add the almond flour and combine!

Step by step pictures;

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