It was my pleasure to make this cake for a friend who was throwing an Admin Professionals Day lunch party for his team at the VA Hospital. What a nice guy, and what a nice thought! With a taco bar for lunch, I decided to make a cake featuring dulce de leche, to go along with the cuisine. Inspired in part by this light dulce de leche chiffon cake by Williams Sonoma, and this much richer dulce de leche cake by Momofuku Milkbar, I created a cake with chiffon cake layers, homemade dulce de leche and spiced (cinnamon and cayenne) dark chocolate ganache filling, a cheesecake middle layer, and milk crumbs.
I kept the decoration relatively simple, with Swiss meringue buttercream and more milk crumbs. I didn’t get a chance to eat the entire combination of flavors myself, but the bites I had here and there along the process from trimmings were yummy. Lots of fun creating this!