Tuesday, October 7, 2008

TWD: Caramel-Peanut-Topped Brownie Cake



Hmmm...the only thing that is right in my recipe is the Brownie Cake...let me explain. Let me first tell you that this recipe was chosen by Tammy her Blog is called Wee Treats , what a cute name! I had a really hard time with this recipe. Well not the brownie cake itself but the topping. I had already decided to omit the peanuts from the start and just make the caramel brownie cake. Not the biggest fan of peanuts. So I went on to make the cake, very successful in that, as you can see. It was my first time making a cake with a spring form pan, and I'm so glad I bought them!! But what Tuesdays with Dorie is doing, is making me more experimental in the baking field. This being an experiment, if I can make my own caramel. It started out great! Smelled so sweet and was so proud I was making my own caramel! But then....as I was putting in the Heavy Cream (which I put in Heavy Whipping Cream? does that make a difference) and the butter it turned brown very fast. I'm thinking I had a little burn to it? I went to taste the caramel as I transferred it over and had to spit it out! I had also just cleaned the pan, so maybe I even left the slightest bit of soap. My caramel looks the same color as all the other pictures but it sure didn't taste like caramel. So I just chucked it, I left a funny taste on the spot I put it on my mouth, I didn't know if it was supposed to taste like that or what?? Not my kind of caramel, I need to try again though. Never give up! I proceeded to eat mine with ice cream! Which the cake was very yummy and moist. It was a great pick but I just flopped in doing it. Which is alright, not everything you make in the kitchen is going to come out perfect. Trial and Error. Which this must have been an error. I really enjoying doing the Tuesdays with Dorie, but my hips don't! I don't know what I am going to do when I go on a diet, just make it try it and send it to work with Jason. This book is full of soooo many recipes and I would suggest everyone to get it!

Source: Baking: From My Home to Yours with Dorie Greenspan

8 comments:

Peggy said...

at least your caramel LOOKS the right color. Mine didn't make it that far. Next time I'll cheat and use Kraft caramels! :)

Jamie said...

The cake was the best part in my opinion and the caramel does not really look too dark! I bet it was yumy with the ice cream though!

Bridgett said...

I think nearly everyone had some kind of problem with the caramel! I'm sorry you weren't too pleased but you are right, not everything turns out right! I thought it was just fun to give it a go, did you?

Isa said...

Sorry you caramel wasn't perfect... but at least the cake was good =)

TeaLady said...

The caramel looks good. Diet and Dorie. Just doesn't work. Bake and give away. That's what I do. Keep trying the caramel. It will eventually work out.

Barbara said...

At least you liked the cake! Better luck next time with caramel. I have a feeling it takes practice.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Too bad about the caramel but your cake looks great!

Cate said...

Caramel is SO HARD. I don't know if I'm going to try that recipe because I feel like I can't get caramel right. But good for you for not giving up!