Saturday, November 29, 2008

Daring Bakers Challenge 2: Caramel Cake with Caramelized Butter Frosting

Right away after I saw this month challenge - Caramel Cake with Caramelized Butter frosting by Shuna Fish Lydon (http://eggbeater.typepad.com/) - I knew I'd make it for holiday brunch. Then as days passed, as I kept reading others DBs posts, I started to quiver. Mostly about the sweetness of this cake. Many DBs commented on how super extra ultra sweet this cake turns out to be - it's yummily delicious, but sorta very sweet too. And neither of us eat sweet things much. However, attempts of cutting back sugar seem to work very well to many DBs. So..I am all hope and eager to whip up this cake.

Everybody loved it!! 7 people, 12 triangles and I have no leftover. I totally fall in love with the frosting, and I am one of those people who usually scrape off frosting from cakes. But how could I not - when it's made with browned butter?!! This is the very first time I have made frosting with browned butter, actually first time of knowing there is such thing. Heehee..I am so going to use this frosting recipe on other cakes from now on.


Vik ate all the crumbs from the cake, kinda rare event on its own. As I sliced off the top and sides to make the cake all even, he picked on them and next thing I know all those bits were gone. It's quite of work, making the caramel syrup and then browned butter, but so well worth it!!

This cake's recipe can be found in Bay Area Bites (http://blogs.kqed.org/bayareabites/).

Thank you so much for Dolores of http://culinarycuriosity.blogspot.com/, the host this month's challenge and co-hosts Alex of Brownie of the Blondie and Brownie duo: http://blondieandbrownie.blogspot.com/ and Jenny of Foray into Food http://forayintofood.blogspot.com/

17 comments:

Maria said...

Nice work on the cake!!

Lynn said...

Your cake is lovely, simply lovely. I really love browned butter frosting, too. Although, it was rather overwhelming on this cake. What I love to do with browned butter frosting is make it thin and drizzle it over an oatmeal type cookie. For the holidays I substitute dried cranberries for the raisins and drizzle the frosting over the cookies, it is one of my husband's favorite cookies. You did a great job.

Esi said...

Your cake looks so pretty! I really liked this too and was actually surprised since I am not huge on sweet sweet things either.

Elra said...

Well done, dear!
Your triangle cake looks gorgeous.
Cheers,
Elra

The Mediocre Cook said...

That cake looks amazing! Cake is still something I have not tackled. Besides the fact that the cake looks truly delicious the photo itself is top-notch!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

That is really pretty. It looks like puff pastry at first glance.

noobcook said...

looks wonderful! congrats on completing your 2nd DB challenge :D

Mochachocolata Rita said...

kembang kembangnya lucu banget eiei! beda deh penampilannya :) rasanya pasti manteb yah

Lauren said...

i love the shape! great job! I cut back hugely on the sugar for the frosting.

Nazarina A said...

The layers look light as air and your pretty design is just exquisite!

Alexa said...

You did such a wonderful job with the DB challenge. Your presentation is just stunning. I am so glad it was such a hit with your family.

Anonymous said...

Mind sharing how you did your frosting to make it look that way?

Girl Japan said...

I sure missed you while I was on vacation.. how are you? You did a fab job.. oh goodness this is fabulous!!!!!! The Presentation is foodie fabulous..

Dee said...

Hi Cecil. sorry for the long silence. And thank you for your concern :)

I love anything caramel but don't like too much sugar - odd, huh? Your cake turned out great. I love the 'effects' on the frosting.

Hey, if I don't come around soon enough, Merry X'mas to you and Vik!

Alexa said...

Happy holidays, Cecil! Warmest wishes for the new year as well. :-)

Lidia Sianturi said...

cantik....

Malaysian Delicacies said...

The cake looks superb, The frosting as well the design is beautiful.