Monday, October 6, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie: Caramel (half)Peanut-Topped Brownie Cake

You know how some recipe are dubbed "One Bowl whatever"? This cake is "Four Bowl Cake". Four. Bowls. And one pan. As someone who loathes doing dishes, this was not ideal. Although I was happy that I didn't have to lug my big heavy KitchenAid from under the counter. This cake was very simple to put together. See the recipe on Tammy's site since she is the master mind behind choosing this fantastic recipe!

The caramel topping was time consuming but again, not difficult at all. I think I overcooked it a bit but it still tasted amazing. I have the world's pickiest husband who did not want peanuts on his so I did just half with peanuts. That was tricky since the cake fell so much in the middle. I think I may have undercooked it but when my timer beeped, the oven turned itself off so I couldn't add more time because the temperature had gotten too low. It certainly didn't affect the taste though. The cake was moist and delicious and the caramel was rich and creamy and the peanuts gave it a little saltyness and crunch. A perfect combination. Tastes best with a glass of cold milk!

10 comments:

chocolatechic said...

Your caramel looks fabulous.

Teanna said...

It looks absolutely delicious! The caramel color is perfect!

Peggy said...

I loved your half idea! And your caramel looks great.

pinkstripes said...

I don't understand these picky husbands. I had to make 1/2 without peanuts too. Dorks!

Your caramel looks delicious. Yum!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I think I should have undercooked mine, because mine was way too dry.

craftyjuicebroker said...

Your cake looks delicious!

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Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I think this cake is worth the dishes!

Jen said...

Yes, this cake was totally worth the dishes! My hubby went to get the last piece last night and realized that I'd slowly been nibbling until there was just a tiny sliver left. Oops. :) Definitely a repeater in our house!

Annette said...

Looks delicious! My husband was out of town last week, so I made it exactly the way I wanted. ;) Then I sent most of it home with my dad so I wouldn't eat the whole thing myself!

Barbara said...

It's probably a good thing you underbaked yours, because quite a few of us found it turned out dry if baked too long. Yours looks lovely and moist! Yummy!