Exquisite handmade apple roses, arranged on a bed of a rich almond sponge cake, topped with cointreau flavored Mascarpone CheeseI had first made this cake for our anniversary couple of years ago (as you can see never got around to blog about it 🙂 ) The husband loves simple sponge cakes and is not a great fan of cream laden cakes. I usually don’t care at all for cakes-yes that’s true. So I made a simple almond flavoured Victoria sponge cake.The sponge was topped with some jam and a thin layer of cointreau flavoured mascarpone. I love this rich tangy Italian cream/cheese. You can also use whipped cream if you like. I had seen apple rose tarts on pinterest and so decided to top the cake with some apple ‘roses’. It was fun making the apple roses, though it requires little bit of patience and skill. The lovely apple roses made the humble cake look like an exquisite piece of art!
I have made this cake many times after that and it is always received with lots of oohs and aahs! 🙂 All the flavours mingle so well and it looks as if I have spent hours slogging over it in the kitchen 🙂This Valentine’s day gift your loved ones a bouquet of exquisite handmade apple roses, arranged on a bed of a rich almond sponge cake, topped with cointreau flavored Mascarpone Cheese.