Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Caramel Peanut Topped Brownie Cake.....


Thank you to Tammy at Wee Treats by Tammy for picking this weeks recipe! I have been looking fondly at this cake since I bought the book; finally we got to make it! Maybe the kitchen gremlins were around or my kitchen chi was way off, but the cake just didn't do it for me. I did cut the recipe in half, so we didn't have so much to consume...but, it was a bit dry and I didn't care for the chocolate flavor.
I used a 6" springform pan; I like the size for the two of us, gives us dessert for a couple of days, then it is ALL gone. I think it may have cooked too fast because my pan is dark. I will use my cake pan strips and wrap the pan next time I use it. The strips should slow down the cooking on the sides.


My cake did not fall in the middle and looked really nice. Had I known it was a bit dry I would have moistened it with some chocolate liquor or perhaps some amaretto. Although I love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, I didn't care for the peanuts on this cake; maybe pecans, hazelnuts or cashews next time. All in all a fun recipe to play with and I am very happy I bought the smaller springform pan and actually used it, LOL.

I used the extra caramel sauce when I served the cake.

7 comments:

Linda said...

Sorry to hear that your cake turned out dry. :( I hadthe same issue the first time I made this. I've adjusted by slightly underbaking, reducing time in the oven by 5-8 minutes...i hope you'll give it another shot!

Based on what I see in the pics, your cake turned out looking beautiful!!

CB said...

Mmmm... I bet some amaretto would have tasted really good with the cake. Good idea for next time. I wish I could take credit for choosing this recipe but it was actually from Tammy of Wee Treats by Tammy. Sorry to confuse you. We switch days b/c I wanted to be at the end of October and make Halloween chocolate cupcakes!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Engineer Baker said...

Lucky you that the cake didn't fall, but sucky that it was a little dry. Nothing a little amaretto can't cure, right?

Tammy said...

actually, this was my pick :0) Your photos look great!

Pamela said...

The peanuts were okay, but I think you're right...cashews or pecans would be fabulous! Looks cute, though.

Barbara said...

Mine was dry, too. I overbaked it. I put pecans on top and that part was fabulous!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Looks fabulous! Too bad you didn't found it too dry, but Amaretto sounds like a good idea.