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This recipe is used to make the genoise layer for the Almond Dacquoise Cake or Raspberry Mousse Cakes with Flowering Maple Blossoms. The layer of genoise and a layer of dacquoise are iced together with whipped ganache to form a neat loaf shape.



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  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12 1/2-by-17 1/2- inch baking pan with parchment paper; brush with butter and dust with flour, shaking out excess. Set aside.

  • In the heat-proof bowl of an electric mixer, combine the eggs and sugar. Set bowl over a pot of gently simmering water; whisk until the mixture feels warm to the touch.

  • Transfer bowl to the mixer stand. Add vanilla. Using the whisk attachment, whip the mixture on high until light and thickened, about 6 minutes. Sift flour over egg mixture, one-third at a time, folding after each addition. Just before the final third is completely incorporated, fold in the melted butter.

  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Spread evenly with an offset spatula. Bake until a cake tester inserted into the middle comes out clean, and cake is springy to the touch, about 20 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack.

  • When cake is cool, invert pan; discard parchment paper. Using a serrated knife, cut cake into two 4-by-7-inch rectangles. Reserve excess cake for another use. Wrap cakes in plastic wrap; set aside (genoise can be made up to a day in advance).


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