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Coffee Caramel Entremet Cake Recipe

While the cooler weather might not be so welcome, Alina Fintineanu, also known as ‘ The Luxe Baker’ has perfected some fall recipes that will make the nearing chill less daunting.

Alina Fintineanu is a Romanian-Canadian who competed on season five of The Great Canadian Baking Show.

Since her season has aired, she has spent her time perfecting new original recipes including this Coffee Caramel Entremet Cake recipe below.

Coffee Caramel Entremet Cake Recipe

Coffee and Caramel Entremet Cake Recipe

Coffee caramel brownie: 

  • 60g unsalted butter, room temperature 
  • 120g Dulcey 32% from Valrhona 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 170g sugar 
  • 40g almond flour 
  • 1tsp finely ground coffee 
  • 1 pinch of salt 

Salted caramel: 

  • 50ml heavy cream 
  • 1 ½ tsp coffee beans 
  • 25g butter 
  • 50g glucose syrup 
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract 
  • 75g sugar 
  • 1/8 tsp salt, or more to taste 

Caramel coffee mousse: 

  • 1 ½ sheets gold leaf gelatine 
  • 110ml milk 
  • 20g coffee beans 
  • 220g Dulcey 32% from Valrhona 
  • 220ml heavy cream 
  • Coffee caramel glaze: 
  • 3 sheets gold leaf gelatine
  • 75g Dulcey 32% from Valrhona 
  • 25ml water 
  • 75g sugar 
  • 50ml heavy cream 
  • 75g glucose syrup 
  • 1 tsp finely ground coffee 

Chocolate wave: 

  • 100g Dulcey 32% from Valrhona 
  • Dulcey pearls from Valrhona 

To make the brownie: 

  1. Melt chocolate and butter slowly in the microwave or on a bain-marie.
  2. In another bowl, lightly beat the eggs and sugar.
  3. Stir into the melted chocolate/butter.
  4. Fold in the almond flour, coffee and salt.
  5. Line a 6in tart ring with parchment paper.
  6. Bake brownie at 350F for 30min or until done.
  7. Cool completely at room temperature, then place in the freezer. 

To make the caramel: 

  1. In a small covered saucepan, bring coffee beans and cream to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat, and allow to infuse 10min covered.
  3. Sieve to remove the coffee beans.
  4. Place cream back onto heat, add butter and salt, and bring to a boil.
  5. Add glucose syrup.
  6. In another saucepan, melt sugar until golden and remove from heat.
  7. Slowly pour the warm cream into the sugar while whisking well.
  8. Transfer caramel to a bowl and allow to cool slightly, then add more salt if needed.
  9. Pour caramel on top of chilled brownie and freeze for a minimum 3 hours. 

To make the mousse: 

  1. In a small covered saucepan, bring milk and coffee beans to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat, and allow to infuse 10min covered.
  3. Sieve to remove the coffee beans. Soak gelatine in cold water.
  4. Melt chocolate in the microwave or on a bain-marie.
  5. Bring the coffee milk to a boil, remove from heat, squeeze excess water from gelatine and stir into coffee milk.
  6. Pour mixture into the chocolate while whisking well.
  7. Blend with an immersion blender until smooth and glossy.
  8. In a stand mixer, whip cold cream to soft peaks.
  9. Gently fold whipped cream into chocolate/milk mixture.
  10. Fill an eclipse silicone mold with the mousse, and gently press down the caramel brownie with the caramel part facing downward.
  11. Freeze overnight.

To make the glaze: 

  1. Blitz chocolate in food processor until finely chopped.
  2. Soak gelatine in cold water.
  3. In a small saucepan, bring cream, water, sugar and glucose syrup to a boil.
  4. Remove from heat, squeeze excess water from gelatine, and stir into warm cream.
  5. Pour cream into chocolate and stir until melted and combined.
  6. Add coffee and blend with an immersion blender.
  7. Cover surface with cling film and allow glaze to cool to 35C/95F.
  8. Place the frozen entremet on a pastry ring and pour the glaze over it.
  9. Let the glaze set, remove droplets with a knife and transfer to a serving plate.
  10. Move to the refrigerator to thaw. 

To make the chocolate wave: 

  1. Melt and temper the chocolate.
  2. Pour into silicone wave mold.
  3. Place chocolate pearls scattered on the surface of the mirror glazed entremet.
  4. Balance chocolate wave to “float” on top of pearls. Enjoy!

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