Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Daring Dobos Torte.....

The August 2009 Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Angela of A Spoonfulof Sugar and Lorraine of Not Quite Nigella. They chose the spectacular DobosTorte based on a recipe from Rick Rodgers' cookbook Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Caffés of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague.

I decided to make a half recipe, which I am very happy I did, it was wonderful and so rich!!! I just made one large layer in my sheet pan and used a 4 1/2" cutter to cut out the six layers. The chocolate buttercream icing was to die for; this was the first "true" buttercream I have made. The icing was so easy to make and turned out like silk, just melted on the tongue, yummy! The caramel was another easy recipe, just sugar, water and some lemon juice. The tricky part was pouring the caramel on one of the layers for the decorations on top of the cake, but with great instructions it wasn't all that hard! Cake was delicious and is all gone!!!

6 comments:

Nina said...

wow this is actually really impressive...mine didnt turn out as pretty =/. Oh well, I tried something that I wouldnt normally so that's what Daring Baker's all about!

Cristine said...

Your cake looks perfect! Great job!

Les gourmandises d'Isa said...

j'ai fait exactement comme toi ! cuire sur une grande plaque et découper des petits ronds :) !
c'est super réussi ! bravo :)

Nichi said...

Very yummy looking

TeaLady said...

Like how you did the layers. It looks lovely.

Hanaâ said...

Great job. Your cake looks delicious! The Dobos Torte is on my todo list (for a long time now). Since I own Rick Rodgers' Kaffeehaus, I should really give this a try.