The Napoleon cake is more sophistically known as the mille-feuille. This recipe is called the King of Napoleons or at my house we call it Royal Napoleon. The latter term is mostly used in Canada but in the English Canada, people refer to it as the Napoleon Slice. What ever name you call it by it is delicious. The Napoleon is a much appreciated dessert of the cake category. It is usually served with either custard or whipped cream in between three layers of puff pastry.
Some people also use both the ingredients to make the dessert extra special. The Napoleon slice also comes in different flavors among which, almond paste flavor is most common. Desserts are often created with an aesthetic flair to make them look mouth-watering and appetising; the Napoleon slice is no different. You can prepare it in a square of round shape, or any other if you are feeling creative.
On the other hand, the true beauty is when you cut a slice and see the stacked layers of puff pastry. In this post from Let the Baking Begin blog, Marina has improved a previous recipe of hers for a Napoleon cake. The Napoleon is not one of those colourful and vibrant cakes that attract us but it offers a great taste, especially if you are fan of custard or cream.