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Heart-Shaped Block Design Tiramisu Cake

This tiramisu has a cubed pattern on the inside when cut.
It takes quite a bit of time to make, but if you make this for somebody for Valentine's Day, they will definitely be happy.

Ingredients

Vanilla Sponge Cake:
Eggs
2
Sugar
50 g
Flour
60 g
Milk
10 ml
Vanilla essence
a small amount
Melted butter
10 g
Cocoa Sponge Cake:
Eggs
2
Sugar
50 g
White flour
50 g
Cocoa powder
10 g
Milk
10 ml
Melted butter
10 g
Tiramisu Sauce:
Egg yolk
1/2
Sugar
10 g
Egg white
1/2
Sugar
10 g
Mascarpone
100 g
Other:
Brandy
as needed
Cocoa powder
as needed
Espresso
as needed

Steps

1. Vanilla Sponge Cake: Add the sugar to the 2 eggs and whip with a whisk until thick enough that ribbons form.
2. Add the sifted flour (60 g) and use a spatula to mix it in well.
3. Add the milk, melted butter, and vanilla essence. Combine well.
4. Pour into the cake pan and thoroughly remove the air bubbles.
5. Bake for 18-20 minutes in a preheated 170°C oven.
6. Cocoa Sponge Cake: Add the sugar to the 2 eggs and whip well with a whisk until ribbons form.
7. Sift together the cocoa powder and the flour and then add to Step 6. Use a spatula to mix in well.
8. Add the milk and melted butter and combine well.
9. Pour into the cake pan and thoroughly remove the air bubbles.
10. Bake for 18-20 minutes in a preheated 170°C oven.
11. Tiramisu Sauce: Add 10 g of sugar to the egg yolk and whip until it becomes white.
12. Mix the mascarpone cheese into the batter in several batches.
13. In a separate bowl, combine 10 g of sugar and the egg whites. Whip until peaks form.
14. Add Step 13 to Step 12 in several batches and stir.
15. Cut out 1 heart shape from each cake and then cut the remaining cake into 1cm cubes.
16. Use melted chocolate as glue as you assemble the cubes into a square, alternating colors.
17. Cut out a heart shape from the cubed square with a heart shaped cookie cutter.
18. Coat the heart shaped sponge cakes with espresso
19. Sprinkle the cubed sponge cake with brandy while still in the cookie cutter.
20. Place the vanilla heart shaped sponge cake on top of the cubed heart cake, and then place them on top of the cocoa sponge cake. Press the vanilla heart shaped sponge cake from the top, and push it through the cookie cutter to shape all the cakes together.
21. Spread brandy on the top of the cake again and coat with the tiramisu sauce. Dust with cocoa powder and it's done.
22. This is a chocolate cake version.

Story Behind this Recipe

I love tiramisu cakes so I tried making something different. I referred to a tiramisu sauce recipe (Recipe ID: 1000260), and made my own version.