Saturday, November 29, 2008

Daring Bakers November Challenge!

November's challenge was a caramel cake with caramel butter frosting. The author of the recipe is Shuna Fish Lydon (http://blogs.kqed.org/bayareabites/2006 … he-recipe/). The hostess of this month's challenge is Dolores at http://culinarycuriosity.blogspot.com, where you will find the recipe for the challenge. The rules required us to bake the cake and make the frosting - size and shape of the cake and any flavor add-ins optional. I made the cake exactly according to the recipe - did not add anything in vecause the caramel seemed like a great taste on its own.

I baked it on thanksgiving day - of course - because there's LOTS of empty oven space that day :) So I ended up using the tiny oven, which meant I used a 6" round pan and a small cupcake pan. The flavor on this cake was fantastic, and I would try to make it again, but it was a bit heavy and dense - I would have liked it to be a lighter texture.

Here is the completed cake.And here is the caramel sauce - very flavorful!

A small slice.

The iced 6" cake.


The little cupcakes.








5 comments:

Dani said...

caramle is one of my fave vlavours.... looks delish!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Sounds especially daring to bake it on Thanksgiving Day. Great job!

Kim said...

Lisa, this cake looks delicous! Can't believe you made it on Thanksgiving. Wonderful as usual! Can't wait for the fruitcakes.

Claire said...

You know...this cake makes a C-UTE little cake. Great job!

Dolores said...

I'm so glad you found the oven space to bake this on Thanksgiving. Thanks for baking with us in November.