Saturday, 29 November 2008

Daring Bakers- Caramel Cake


Thank you to Dolores Natalie Alex and Jenny who provided November's challenge which was Caramel Cake with caramelized butter frosting from Shuna Fish Lydon. There was an optional recipe for Golden vanilla bean caramels
The recipe for the cake can be found at the above link.
I made the caramel syrup first which I thought would be difficult but was in fact very easy. I then made the frosting. There was so much for one cake and it was far too sweet and thick for me I didn't use it. I made my own butter cream recipe and used the caramel syrup in it. It was still a bit on the sweet side but the texture was a lot lighter.

The Cake.
I reduced the sugar by 3 oz and I am glad I did. I made it as a sandwich cake but there really wasn't enough mix for that.
The cake had a nice moist texture and I liked the caramel drizzled over the top. The syrup seems to keep well so it will be nice to have some on hand to use on other cakes. I didn't get time to make the caramels The recipe for them can be found in
Golden Vanilla Bean Caramels from Pure Dessert by Alice Medrich, Artisan Press, Copyright 2007, ISBN: 978-1579652111

19 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Your cake looks delicious! Great job!

Cheers and have a nice weekend,

Rosa

maybelle's mom said...

looks very moist. (p.s. I believe that you will need to incude the cohosts names and links in order to get credit for the post.)

Megan said...

I agree, the caramel syrup was the best part! the cake looks lovely! :)

arista said...

woo hoo that looks sweet - I think I would need to drink 5 cups of tea with one slice of that cake!

Foodie Froggy said...

Beautiful cake ! Looks yummy !

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

Looks gorgeous Granny!! Well done :)

RecipeGirl said...

So pretty! Nice job :)

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

Brenda I love your cake, it looks so moist and delicious!
I used the leftover syrup inplace of golden syrup in some cookies, they wre really good.

Dana McCauley said...

Nice looking cake you created.I wish I'd done the sandwich cake thing, too. I had a lot of frosting left over!

Rhyleysgranny said...

Thank you all for your comments.

Maybelle's mom I have noe included the other co hosts. Thanks for drawing my attention to it :)

Gloria said...

Brenda, this look really delious, yummy,yummy!!! Gloria

Maryanna said...

Your cake is beautiful. Great job!

Ruth said...

Your cake looks so moist

Nickki said...

Wow Granny, what a gorgeous cake! It sounds absoutely divine, I love caramel cake.

Faery said...

Wow it looks so delicious and moist, I also reduced the amount of sugar .
Thnks for stopping by my blog and your nice comments :)

Elle said...

It looks fantastic! I think this was one of my favorite challenges so far.

Rosie said...

Your cake looks delicious Granny!

Rosie x

briannalee said...

Your cake looks wonderful Brenda. Beautiful job.

TeaLady said...

Cake looks yummy! Great job.