Hump Day Snack: Raspberry and Vanilla Dobos Torte with Pulled Sugar Ribbons

By: Jamie Lisanti
Raspberry

This year’s 66 th annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, August 25, has the theme “Kaleidoscope of Color.”  Since, when you get down to it, awards shows are as much about what you're wearing as they are about who might win, plan an impressive, colorful-packed party menu. (If you really feel daring, you can make exactly what the attendees will eat. Otherwise, try this stunning and elegant Raspberry and Vanilla Dobos Torte with Pulled Sugar Ribbons.

A Dobos Torte is a Hungarian layered sponge caketypically layered with rich chocolate buttercream and topped with caramel pieces. But for the sake of summer (and sophistication), bake the sponge cake layers in a sheet pan and cut them into 3-inch round disks, then layer them with a light but decadent mascarpone mousse and fresh raspberries. For the grand finale, use a candy thermometer to transform sugar and water into statuesque sugar ribbons. Then wait for the accolades to roll in.

For more elegant desserts that should earn you an award, try some of these recipes from Cooking Channel:

On TV

Choccywoccydoodah

7:30am | 6:30c

Cake Hunters

8:30am | 7:30c

Extreme Cake Makers

9:30am | 8:30c

Extreme Cake Makers

10:30am | 9:30c
11am | 10c

Cupcake Wars

12pm | 11c

Cupcake Wars

1pm | 12c
4pm | 3c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Fire Masters

8pm | 7c

Fire Masters

10pm | 9c

Fire Masters

11pm | 10c

Fire Masters

12am | 11c

Fire Masters

1am | 12c
What's Hot
What's Hot

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

Mondays 10|9c

So Much Pretty Food Here