Wednesday, October 15, 2008

TWD: Caramel Peanut Topped Brownie Cake

To my fellow bakers at TWD I am sorry for my slacking recently! My kitchen has not been dark; I just fell into a funk about posting to my blog. I really envy some of you!

I was really excited to make this recipe. If you look at the picture in the book, it makes you want to salivate all over the picture. Unfortunately I was disappointed with the end result. The recipe calls for an 8" springform pan, my is a 9" so I cut my baking time and my brownie came out dry. I also had more than a slight crater in the middle which is supposed to be normal, mine looked like a cave in.

As disappointed with the cake as I was I LOVED the caramel. I have never made it homemade before and I was really impressed. I was very careful to watch for fear it would burn but I had great success. I love this recipe just for learning how to make caramel.

Thank you Tammy for this weeks selection!


CB said...

Well hello stranger! Wasn't that caramel AH-MAZING!? I loved it too. The brownie-cake was ok but the caramel was divine!

Barbara said...

Glad to hear from you again! I had the exact same experience -- dry crater-cake -- lovely caramel!

I'm almost sorry I learned to make caramel -- now I'm tempted to make it all the time.