Petit Four

  • Cooking and Prep: 1.5 h
  • Serves: 24
  • Contains:

These Petit Fours are simply beautiful! Delicious and professional looking, these are the perfect mini-cakes to make for a special occasion, such as a kiddush, sheva brachos, or any simcha. 

Ingredients (22)

Vanilla Layer

Chocolate Layer

Frosting

Start Cooking

Prepare the Vanilla Layer

  1. Beat egg whites until fluffy. 

  2. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. 

  3. Beat yolks with remaining sugar until light.

  4. Add remaining ingredients gently, mixing until just blended.

  5. Fold in beaten egg whites.

  6. Pour into lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Prepare the Chocolate Layer

  1. Beat egg whites until stiff.

  2. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.

  3. Separately beat yolks with 1/2 cup sugar until lemon colored.

  4. Add chocolate, coffee and orange juice.

  5. Gently fold into egg whites.

  6. Gradually add remaining ingredients. 

  7. Pour into lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Prepare the Frosting

  1. Cream margarine and eggs.

  2. Over double boiler, bring sugar, cocoa, chocolate and water to a boil.

  3. Pour in a thin stream into creamed margarine and continue beating until smooth and glossy. 

  4. Add rum, mix well.

To Assemble

  1. Spread frosting over light cake.

  2. Invert dark cake over cream and cut into 1 1/2" squares.

  3. Pour frosting over each square, allowing it to drizzle down the sides. 

  4. Garnish with icing flowers.

Credits

Photography and Styling by Tamara Friedman

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