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10 Most Decadent Pastries Ever Conceived

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Opera Cake
Opera cake consists of many layers of good-tasting sweetness.
Opera cake consists of many layers of good-tasting sweetness.
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Opera cakes, much like their namesakes, are works of art with several acts. To wit -- an opera cake contains the following wonderfulness:

  • Three layers of almond cake, each layer soaked in coffee syrup
  • One layer of espresso-flavored buttercream
  • One layer of bittersweet chocolate ganache
  • Topping of chocolate glaze
  • "Opera" written across the top in sugar

If that's not decadent enough for you, each piece of opera cake is finished with an edible, shiny gold leaf. The cake debuted sometime around the early 1900s, named after the Paris Grand Opera. We're pretty sure this confection will make your taste buds sing!


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