Beautiful presentation and very nice flavor. I think I served to the wrong company - very unappreciative - not a hit with them. Maybe I'll try again with other people. I, personally, enjoyed it.
Made this for Christmas dinner and it was a beautiful presentation. Adults loved this, teens not so much. Given the investment of time spent preparing the cake, the tea and the filling and based on the mixed reception I will likely not make again.
Made this for Christmas dessert and it went fast. I love the make ahead part. I followed the recipe exactly and it came out beautiful. My family says it is one of the top desserts they've ever had. Thanks for the great find!
Unbelievably, I went for seconds of this instead of chocolate!
unbelievable flavour!!!one of the best desserts i've ever had!!!it has a lot of calories but tastes very light!!!
Outrageously good! One of the best desserts I've ever had. Made it for a great Christmas meal and, like the other reviewer, it was the perfect ending. All the spices worked well together and I agree that adding any more of the ginger would tip the balance too much in that direction. Will definitely keep this for a once-a-year standard.
An absolutely wonderful dessert and one that can be made well ahead. It was an appropriate finale to an over the top Christmas eve feast. Everyone had second servings!
I made this for my company's Xmas party and it was devoured!! The balance of flavors was perfect. If you take the extra time to extract as much of the ginger as you can it is worth it. This will become a favorite for me
This recipe is unbelievable. I love when you use ingredients that surprise your pallet, and this so does that. the brandy, sweet champayne, and ginger syrup, Oh my God! amazing. I disagree with the other ratings on more ginger in the cake. I think it balanced perfectly. More ginger would have overpowered the other flavors. So worth the time and effort. Its a wow dessert!
I made this as part of a celebration meal for having lost 140 lbs. Obviously, I only took a 3 bite taste of it. I agree with the previous reviewer, it needs more ginger/cinnamon flavor in the cake. I don't think the tea bag added much to the syrup. Otherwise it was wonderful. Followed the recipe exactly and it turned out just like the picture, very festive considering the occasion. My guests loved and appreciated this very professional looking grown up dessert.
5 stars despite the muscle it takes to make a sabayon! ;) The cake is light and delicious, but could use a bit more ginger taste. The syrup is divine and the mascarpone sabayon cream was worth the work. I love that this dessert isn't too sweet. My husband fell in love with this trifle.