Mocha Chiffon Cake

[wcm_nonmember]<!– –><div style="text-align: center"><!– –><img src="" alt="" scale="0" style="max-width: 30%; margin-top: 20px"><!– –><!– –><h2><!– –>Unlock this Story<!– –></h2><!– –><p style="padding-bottom:25px"><!– –>Stories from the 'Bucket List' book are only available to members<!– –></p><!– –><a class="et_pb_button" background-color: #ffffff"<!– –>href="/product/digital-club-membership/">join the club</a><!– –></div><!– –><!– –>[/wcm_nonmember]<!– –><!– –>[wcm_restrict]<!– –><!– –><div class="page" title="Page 44"><!– –><div class="section"><!– –><div class="layoutArea"><!– –><div class="column"><!– –><!– –><p>Your bucket list dish <b>doesn’t have to be fancy or complicated</b>. It’s not all about travelling to far off countries to try new food or having once in a lifetime experiences. Sometimes it’s just a dish that you’ve been meaning to cook for ages. Maybe someone cooked it for you once and you haven’t stopped thinking about it since or you’ve only ever had it from restaurants and want to see if it’s possible at home.</p><!– –><!– –><p>Filipino mocha chiffon cake was that dish for Jessica. It was on her cooking bucket list for the longest time and there is only one bakery around her in Michigan that makes it. It’s still far from where she lives so she would only order it for special occasions. <b>She and her sister challenged themselves to make it this year</b>.</p><!– –><!– –><p>Growing up, it was one of those desserts that Jessica only had on special occasions like big parties. She remembers the first time she tried it and being given such a small piece that she kept asking for more. As she grew older, the parties became few and far between. After a while, she could only remember what the cake looked like and remembered that she really liked the taste, but she couldn’t imagine what it actually tasted like anymore. It has a <b>light coffee flavouring</b> and the frosting is a cocoa whipped cream that may or may not include rum (although she hinted that it definitely should).</p><!– –><!– –><p>Now that she and her sister have learned how to make it, they’ve made it twice and plan to make it on special occasions with their family. The cake has become a special dessert for Jessica because <b>it became a bonding experience with her sister to even attempt to make it</b>. When she tasted their first attempt she said that she felt so proud and accomplished to actually make something that was on her cooking bucket list<!– –>successfully.</p><!– –><!– –><p>The sponge in this recipe is pretty special. The eggs are separated, so you get the richness from the yolk, then the whites are whipped up which makes it super light and airy. The cake is layered with a boozy rum cream and finished with a dusting of cocoa and coffee powder. The coffee and rum combination in incredibly moreish, so <b>sharing with friends is essential!</b></p><!– –><!– –></div><!– –></div><!– –></div><!– –></div><!– –><!– –>[/wcm_restrict]