Welcome to Sugar Coated Eater’s new video series for dessert lovers hosted by New York pastry chef, Rebecca DeAngelis.
A marjolaine cake is a traditional French pastry made with chocolate ganache, praline buttercream, and a hazelnut dacquoise. It was Susanna Yoon’s favorite cake in culinary school, so she knew she had to turn it into a bon bon at her New York City chocolate shop, Stick With Me. A traditional marjolaine cake is a beautiful play of textures, between smooth and chewy, soft and crunchy; so the challenge for Yoon is achieving all of that in a handheld bon bon.
Each bon bon at Stick With Me goes through a long, mesmerizing process, and host Rebecca DeAngelis is helping Yoon craft the marjolaine bon bon: a layering of gianduja ganache, praline cream, mini almond cake, and an almond and hazelnut praline.