The trick to a successful savarin is letting it soak in the hot syrup to make it very moist. Don't rush this process or you might be left with a dry cake. Usually some alcohol, such as rum, is added for punch, but we've omitted it and matched the cake with honey, cheese and walnuts for a modern twist. You'll need to begin this recipe a day ahead.
Note Whipped goat's curd is available from speciality cheese stores. If unavailable, substitute goat's curd. Savarin moulds are available from The Essential Ingredient and select kitchenware stores.