Saturday, November 29, 2008

Daring Baker's Caramel Cake





Daring Bakers recipe this month is Caramel Cake from Shuna Fish Lydon's blog Eggbeater.
Our hosts for the month - Dolores the host (http://culinarycuriosity.blogspot.com/) with co-hosts Alex (Brownie of the Blondie and Brownie duo: http://blondieandbrownie.blogspot.com/), Jenny of Foray into Food (http://forayintofood.blogspot.com/). Natalie of Gluten-a-Go-Go (http://glutenagogo.blogspot.com/) will assist those who are alternative bakers.
Loved Loved Loved this cake! It is the perfect cake! Just the right amount of caramel in the cake and the icing, which is a Caramelized Butter Icing. Just thinking about it makes me drool!
The caramel syrup gave me a problem on the first batch, so that got dumped because I cooked it a tad too long and it burnt.
Hey! It said dark amber!!! Mine was a lil' too dark. Oh well, it was only sugar and water. Second try was fine!
Our extra challenge was to make Caramels with golden syrup. I used another recipe I have and will post that one another time. I couldn't help but drizzle caramel all over the cake!
All in all I will make this very dense cake again!

16 comments:

Renee said...

I love the caramel drizzle. It looks gooey and good!

Gretchen Noelle said...

The cake looks terrificly sweet!!

Stop Smoking said...

Looks good. Any pics of the cake sliced? Thanks.

Lynn said...

Since I didn't care for this cake at all, it is nice to see that you did. Your cake looks yummy. Perhaps if I tasted yours, I would have liked it. Great job.

kimberleyblue said...

Your cake looks so sweet and delicious! Great job!

TeaLady said...

Love the caramel drizzle on cake. Glad you liked it. Yummy!

Steph said...

Caramel can be tricky.. I slightly burned by batch, but I still used it. Luckily the burnt taste wasn't as noticeable as the 'pasty' from the frosting... haha.. Maybe I should be getting the icing sugar where you live!

Dolores said...

So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for baking with us this month.

Half Baked said...

Mmm that caramel is droolworthy! Nice job:)

Jaime said...

looks like you did a better job w/the caramel syrup than i did...i was too afraid of burning it.

Bunny said...

I loved this cake to Fran, but i really LOVED the frosting!

Claire said...

I would make mine again too! You had some THICK caramel there...mine wouldn't harden up!

Betsy said...

Your cake looks delicious. Good job on the caramel.

giz said...

Just look at that caramel!!! How did you get it to stay so good long enough for a photo.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love caramel! Yum!

Fran Z said...

Thanks everybody! Yummmmm I love caramel too!