Toasted Almond Dacquoise captures the artistic flair of a boutique bakery specialty. Crafted with lovely layers of sponge cake, toasted almond meringue, and vanilla-amaretto mousse, this confection boasts a superb mixture of flavors and textures.
A dacquoise is a dessert cake made with layers of almond and hazelnut meringue and whipped cream or buttercream. It takes its name from the feminine form of the French word dacquois, meaning 'of Dax', a town in southwestern France. It is usually served chilled and accompanied by fruit. A particular form of the dacquoise is the marjolaine , which is long and rectangular and combines almond and hazelnut meringue layers with chocolate buttercream.