Almond Dacquoise, a delicious French dessert made up of layers of meringue. His layers are filled with roasted or baked almonds and egg whites. You can prepare Dacquoise in many ways. Dacquoise has a lot of taste. It is usually served chilled in combination with a creamy filling and fruit.

Almond Dacquoise

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 6 pieces
Calories 166 kcal


For Dacquoise

  • 100 g ground almonds
  • 90 g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 egg whites
  • 60 g sugar
  • 1 tsp almond essence

For mousse

  • 300 g whipped cream
  • 50 g cream cheese
  • 20 ml vanilla extract

For garnish

  • 100 g white chocolate
  • Blueberries, blackberries


For Dacquoise

  • Take a medium-sized bowl. Add cocoa powder, icing sugar, and ground almonds in it. Mix them well and set the bowl aside.
  • Now take a large-sized mixing bowl and add the egg whites. Beat the egg whites with a beater at medium speed. Beat for around a minute until the whites start to give a foamy appearance.
  • Continue beating by altering the speed of the beater, first at a low speed, then medium, and finally to high until soft peaks are formed.
  • Now turn the beater to low speed and add sugar gradually in 4 parts. After adding the entire sugar, speed up the beater for about 2 minutes until the mixture turns glossy. Add almond extract too.
  • Add this mixture in the dry ingredients in small parts. While adding the final part, fold it very gently with a spatula.
  • Now make 2 circles on the paper of 26 and 16 cm by using a graphite pencil and turn it over. Set aside.
  • Using a dressing bag and a round attachment, apply the mixture in a circle, making a wreath of Dacquoise. Make 6 small portions.
  • Bake this for 1 hour in a preheated oven at 300F, 150 C. After the baking is done, let it cool completely for as long as possible at room temperature.

For mousse

  • Whip the whipped cream.
  • Add the softened cream cheese to the whipped cream and mix.
  • Add the vanilla extract and combine with the cream.


  • Take a nice serving plate. Apply the cream on one Dacquoise, then put over another Dacquoise, apply another layer of cream, sprinkle with white melted chocolate and finally arrange the blueberries and blackberries.
Keyword Dacquoise, Dacquoise cake, Dacquoise cake with blueberries and blackberries

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Almond Dacquoise introduction

This traditional French dessert is popular throughout the country. It was reserved only for the French court, due to its luxorious nature. French chefs later carried the recipes to other social circles where Dacquoise slowly gained in popularity. Easy and quick preparation, simple combination with numerous flavors, creams, fruits and syrups gives free rein to the imagination in the preparation of this great dessert.

The crunchy crust and soft interior is sure to win you over at the first bite. In the combination with airy cream, chocolate, blueberries and blackberries it makes the perfect combination for warm summer days. Enjoy this delicious French dessert made up of layers of meringue

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