November 29, 2008

The Madness That Is... Caramel Cake

Seriously, this month's Daring Bakers challenge Caramel Cake with Caramelized Butter Frosting should really come with a warning label. A decadent, crazy moist, dense cake infused with caramel syrup- one could easily stop there and have a lovely rich dessert. But no, those envelope pushing Daring Bakers had to take it one step further with not just any butter cream, but one made from copious amounts of browned butter, a pound of powdered sugar, and more caramel syrup! Oh the humanity!


This cake was so rich, even my husband could only handle one slice. It was definitely way sweeter than the desserts I normally make, but the cake itself was outstanding in texture and moistness and truly I could not stop eating it.

Many thanks to Dolores, Alex, Jenny and Natalie for hosting this month. Feeling daring yourself? Try Shuna Fish Lydon's signature caramel cake recipe for yourself. You can find it here. But don't say I didn't warn you.

12 comments:

vibi said...

OH! Beryl (I still can't get over the name!) your cake looks divine! Way creamier and much moister than many I have seen! Great accomplished challenge!

Engineer Baker said...

So pretty - I love how moist and dense yours looks. Definitely a cake that you can only eat one slice of at a time though!

Bumblebutton said...

Love the drizzle picture--hope you saved some for your coffee..so good. Looks delicious!

Aran said...

this is a sweet cake, one slice is also more than i can handle. i'm with your husband on that. but it looks great!

rainbowbrown said...

This thing was super rich. And tasty. Looks great!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Lovely looking cake! Great job!!

pinkstripes said...

Your cake looks gorgeous. YUM!

Tartelette said...

Agree with you and your husband, one slice was plenty but the texture of the cake itself was really nice! You did a great job with the challenge!

Jacque said...

Mmmm, yours looks like it turned out perfectly. Nice work!

Jodie said...

Looks great!

Claire said...

Great job! Ha...I had multiple people go back for more pieces...guess we're just a "sweet" family!

Dolores said...

Your cake is beautiful. Thanks for baking with us in November.