Opera cake

Opera cake

A joconde sponge is a decorative almond-flavored sponge cake made in layers. Opéra gâteau is an elaborate version of it, here made with kirsch syrup and a chocolate ganache.

Equipment and preparation: You will need a 33x23cm/13x9in Swiss roll tin and a free-standing food mixer.


For the kirsch syrup

For the joconde sponge

For the chocolate ganache

For the crème au beurre

To decorate