Opera Cake Recipe

Opera Cake Recipe

Ingredients
Makes about 10 servings

Joconde (Almond Sponge Cake)
5 eggs, room temperature
5 oz (140g) ground almonds (almond flour)
5 oz (140g) powdered sugar
1/4 cup (30g) flour
2 tbsp (30g) butter, melted
5 egg whites
2 tbsp (30g) sugar
1/4 tsp (1g) salt

Coffee Syrup
2/3 cup (160ml) water
1/2 cup (100g) sugar
3 tsp (6g) instant coffee

Chocolate Croustillant
2.5 oz (70g) semisweet chocolate
2.5 oz (70g) Paillette Feuilletine
Chocolate Ganache
5.5 oz (160g) semisweet chocolate
2/3 cup (160g) whipping cream

Coffee Butercream
5 egg yolks, room temperature
3/4 cup (150g) sugar
3 tbsp (45ml) water
2 tsp (4g) instant coffee
1 1/4 cup (280g) butter, softened

Chocolate Glaze
7 oz (200g) semisweet chocolate
2 tbsp (30ml) canola oil