Opera Cake | How to make Opera Cake

By Jutika Das  |  8th Oct 2016  |  
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About Opera Cake Recipe

Opera cake is a French cake. It is made with layers of sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup layered with chocolate ganache and coffee butter cream.

Opera Cake is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Opera Cake in your kitchen. This recipe requires 30 minutes for preparation and 30 minutes to cook. The Opera Cake by Jutika Das has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Opera Cake at home without any difficulty. Opera Cake is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Opera Cake would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Opera Cake this weekend. Share your Opera Cake cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Jutika Das for inputs. In case you have any queries for Opera Cake you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Jutika Das. You can also rate the Opera Cake and give feedback.

Opera Cake

Ingredients to make Opera Cake

  • For the Sponge cake:
  • egg Whites 6
  • Granulated sugar 2 tbsp
  • Ground almond 2 cups
  • Confectionery sugar 2 cups
  • eggs 6
  • flour 1/2 cup
  • Espresso syrup
  • water 1/2 cup
  • sugar 1/3 cup
  • Instant espresso 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Coffee butter Cream :
  • Instant espresso 2 tbsp
  • sugar 1 cup
  • water 3 tbsp
  • egg 1
  • egg yolk 1
  • butter more than 1/4 tbsp
  • Dark chocolate ganache :
  • Bitter sweet chocolate 1 cup
  • Whole milk 1/2 cup
  • Heavy cream 1/4 cup
  • Chocolate Glaze :
  • Bitter sweet chocolate 3/4 cup
  • butter 1/2 cup

How to make Opera Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degree centigrade.
  2. Line 2 flat baking dish with butter paper.
  3. Beat egg whites with lemon juice until foamy. Add sugar little by little and beat until stiff peak forms.
  4. Beat egg and sugar until fluffy.
  5. Mix almond flour and flour. Add this to the egg mixture. Beat at low speed. Fold the egg whites into the batter.
  6. Divide the batter into the two prepared pan and bake for 7 min.
  7. Better cream preparation :
  8. In a saucepan set over medium heat bring to boil water and sugar. In a bowl beat egg coffee powder and egg yolk until fluffy. Add the hot syrup into the bowl in a smooth, steady slow stream until incorporated. Continue to beat. Add butter one teaspoon at a time until fully incorporated.
  9. To make the syrup :
  10. In a saucepan set over medium heat bring to boil water, sugar and coffee powder. Let it cool.
  11. To make ganache :
  12. In a saucepan set over medium heat bring the milk and cream to boil. Remove from heat.
  13. Stir in the chocolate for 2 min to ensure a complete smooth texture.
  14. To make the glaze.
  15. Clarify the butter by boiling it and skimming off and discarding the solids.
  16. Stir in the butter and beat for 90 second.
  17. How to assemble the cake:
  18. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the cake into four equal part. Brush one piece with the coffee syrup. Spread 1/2 of the butter cream over the surface of the cake. Put the second layer on top of it. Brush with coffee syrup. Spread the chocolate ganache. Cover with another layer. Brush with the syrup. Spread the rest of the butter cream. Cover with the 3rd layer.
  19. Spread the glaze on the top evenly. Keep in the fridge for 1 hour.
  20. Cut the edges and cut the cake into rectangle size and decorate it with chocolate.

My Tip:

Keep in the fridge overnight.

Reviews for Opera Cake (1)

Evelyn Shilpa2 years ago

looks divine!

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