When I was a kid I remembered having a mocha birthday cake from our local bakery. Although it's just a simple layered chocolate cake with mocha buttercream, the strong mocha flavor really stood out. The smell and flavor of the mocha really stuck in my mind.
Inspired by chef Janice Wong's memories of taste, I decided to remake this dessert to represent my childhood memory. The picture above was my interpretation of the adult palate - a deconstructed mocha cake.
The components are as follow: 1. Chocolate soil 2. Chocolate sponge 3. Mocha buttercream 4. Popcorn powder 5. Dark chocolate sphere 6. Dill & Violette's petal