Goosefoot cake – Lúdláb torta

by | Apr 22, 2016 | Desserts

Its popularity is equal to Rigó Jancsi, at hearing its name chocolate fans sigh pleasurably evoking the taste of rum soaked sour cherries hidden in the dark chocolate cream filling. There are no authentic evidences why this dessert has been called goosefoot, but its name has become inseparable from the descriptive term called death by chocolate.

Lúdláb consists of a cocoa sponge cake and a thick layer of so called Parisian cream with rum soaked sour cherries, topped with dark chocolate glaze. Parisian cream is a chocolate ganache made from chocolate and cream, and combined with butter. Rum is an essential ingredient, if you want to serve the cake to kids, replace the alcohol with imitation rum extract.

Goosefoot cake / Lúdláb torta
Goosefoot cake – photo:
Goosefoot cake / Lúdláb torta
Lúdláb torta – photo:
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