Saturday, November 29, 2008

Caramel Cake -- Daring Bakers

The Daring Bakers challenged members to make a Caramel Cake for the November challenge. This challenge was hosted by Dolores of Chronicles in Culinary Curiosity, helping host this month were Alex (Brownie of the Blondie and Brownie duo: http://blondieandbrownie.blogspot.com/), Jenny of Foray into Food (http://forayintofood.blogspot.com/), and Natalie of Gluten-a-Go-Go (http://glutenagogo.blogspot.com/). The recipe, Caramel Cake with Caramelized Butter Frosting, is courtesy of Shuna Fish Lydon (http://eggbeater.typepad.com/), as published on Bay Area Bites (http://blogs.kqed.org/bayareabites/).


I am a huge fan of caramel, I don't actual have it to eat that often, but it is a preferred flavor for me, even over chocolate, so I was excited to try my hand at making this cake. I had so much going on this month I ended up making the cake this morning, yep, being totally honest here :) Thank goodness it came together very easily, from the caramel syrup, the cake, to the browned butter frosting, this was an easy to follow recipe and yeilded a delicious cake. It was very moist and rich and the frosting just took it over the top.

13 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

I'm glad this came together so well for you - I love the hearts on top, they're so pretty. Nice job!`

Natashya said...

How cute are the hearts! So creative.
I love caramel too, better than chocolate - but don't let the chocolate people know!
Great job,
Cheers.

Elra said...

Andrea,
Your cake looks absolutely delectable. Well done, dear!

Di said...

Great decoration with the hearts--your cake looks delicious! Don't feel bad--for 2 of the 10 challenges I've made so far, I finished my baking on the posting date. =)

Debinhawaii said...

I LOVE the hearts--how simple and creative, it looks so cute, The cake sounds delicious too!

vibi said...

Beautifully accomplished challenge, Andrea!
Quirky, inventive and totaly original are the words that come to me... looking at your cake! YUMMY! BRAVO!

pinkstripes said...

Your cake looks gorgeous. I love the decoration.

n.o.e said...

I'm impressed that you could do this at the last minute and it turned out so good - great clutch playing!
Nancy

Gretchen Noelle said...

Glad it turned out so well for you! Great job on this months challenge!

Shaheen @ Ambrosia said...

Hey Andrea! Your cake looks really good. I like the cute heard shape decoration. Mine turned out a shade darker than yours. I loved this challege!

Megan said...

I can't believe you just made it this morning - it looks fabulous.

Cathy said...

This looks unbelieveably good -- and pretty hearts! I bet this was delicious!

1freshstart said...

Everyone keeps talking about how moist this cake was. I might have to try it. And like you... I'd prefer caramel to chocolate any day.

~Cat

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