Bavarian Cake

In the words of Mary Berry, this bake is sheer perfection.


Bavarian Cream

  • 10 sheets leaf gelatin
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream

Biscuit layers

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp corn syrup
  • Red food coloring
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Large pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate, melted


  1. Put 7 gelatin sheets into one bowl, and 3 into another. Cover them all with cold water and set aside.
  2. Bring the milk to a gentle simmer in a large saucepan, then remove from heat. In a large mixing bowl, add the egg yolks, sugar and vanilla. Mix well, then pour the warm liquid over the eggs, whisking immediately to combine and avoid lumps. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and heat gently, stirring constantly until thick, then remove from heat.

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