Chef Dominique Ansel’s Biscuit Recipe (Spongecake or Italian Genoise)

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Last updated: Nov 28, 2022 • 4 min read

The delicate (and gluten-free!) French spongecake called “biscuit” is the foundation of Chef Dominique Ansel’s whimsical chocolate cake recipe, which incorporates thin layers of silky smooth chocolate mousse, all enrobed in a slate-black chocolate mirror glaze. This cake is full of different textures; it’s intricate and very delicate. It’s just the type of cake that Chef Dominique grew up with and now wants to share with you.