Clare Chambers's
Jap Cakes

  • Bake type: Cakes
  • Made in: Beckermet
  • Skill level: Medium
  • Time taken: 1 hour

About this Bake

These jap Cakes a re a little known bakery favourite that have been around for at least 50 years. Made from a piped almond meringue - similar to a macaron - smothered in a rich coffee butter-cream and rolled in toasted chopped almonds. Decorated with a chocolate coffee bean.

Top tip

Toast your own nuts to bring out the true taste and aroma. Spread chopped almonds on a baking tray and bake at 170 for 5+ minutes, giving the tray and occasionally shake. Remove from oven when just turning golden.