Wednesday, October 8, 2008

TWD: Caramel-Peanut-Topped Brownie Cake

Well, it's Wednesday with Dorie for me this week. I made this on Tuesday with every intention of posting on the same day. And then, the day got away from me.

This week's recipe is the Caramel-Peanut-Topped Brownie Cake chosen by Tammy at Wee Treats by Tammy. Click on the link for the recipe.

It starts with a smooth as satin chocolate batter.

Baked in a springform pan.

To create a cake that tastes like a brownie but is light and fluffy in texture.

Then you make the caramel by boiling water, sugar and light corn syrup together.

Until it turns amber in color. Mine took about 15 minutes versus 10 in the recipe.

Then you add cream and butter.

Add peanuts and spoon onto the cooled cake in the springform pan. Let set for 20 minutes before serving. I let mine set for over 30 minutes and when I cut into it a pool of caramel filled the space where I removed the first piece. I guess I needed to wait longer, but I couldn't wait to try it. This was probably due to the fact that my cake sunk a little in the middle so I put extra caramel to even it out on top. No harm there. The more caramel the better! I just need to be more patient before cutting into it.

I thought I would like it more than I did. Don't get me wrong. I liked it. I just thought I would love it and be entering chocolate-caramel heaven. I think it was the peanuts that I didn't love. I really liked the cake and the caramel. How could you not? Especially together. I think it would be good with coconut sprinkled on top.

My parents came over and they liked it. My dad said he disagrees with the nuts. He thinks they should be pecans or walnuts. Hmm. He didn't turn down taking home what was left though!

I'd like to thank Tammy for choosing this recipe. It was the first time I made caramel, but it won't be my last. :)


Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Great step-by-step photos!

AmyRuth said...

Thanks for stopping by for a visit - I'm new to writing blogs. Always just a reader, til this summer. Great shots. My husband thought pecans on top too, like your Dad. :`)) Chat next time

LyB said...

I love your step by step photos. Your cake looks delicious. :)

Barbara said...

Looks lovely! I used pecans and they were great!

Libby said...

Your post was so well put together... truly lovely!