This fantastic cake was fun to eat and fun to make.
Mis en place: I tried to prepare for parts parts of the recipe ahead as much as possible.
Chocolate and pecans for the dacquoise. I put all the sugar in by accident since it was not so clear in the instructions and had to sift it out. When it says, "Combine ... and sugar" as the header it threw me off.
Eggs and sugar.
After folding in the chocolate and pecans mixture.
I spakeled it all the way up the sides so it would make a nice "cradle", then pushed the excess back down to even it out once I put in the buttermilk batter.
This is the first time I've noticed that when you simulate buttermilk by adding vinegar the milk actually does thicken and get gloppy like buttermilk.
Ready to toast!
It looks a bit funny, that's alright we are turning it upside down.
For the chocolate drizzle, I did not have heavy cream so I just used milk. I cut down on the liquid amount and added a bit more of the chocolate (maybe .10 oz of each) and it seemed to work fine!
In conclusion, we all loved this cake. It was easy to make and easy to eat. I wish I had made two!