Tuesday, December 2, 2008

It's Sugar Time!!!

Once again, the Daring Bakers have challenged me to do something new... This month it was Caramel Cake... Shuna Fish Lydon's recipe for this month's challenge can be seen here... and this month's hosts were Dolores of Culinary Curiosity Alex (Brownie of the Blondie and Brownie duo: /), and Jenny of Foray into Food. And contributing the alternative recipe was Natalie of Gluten-a-Go-Go...

I had never made caramel or worked with sugar in this way before so I was a little frightened of possible burns while the sugar cooked, BUT i was fine... The only real issue I had was probably my own lack of experience with sugar, and I don't think that I cooked it long enough, but it didn't seem to affect falvor at all...

Anyway, our post is a few days late, what with the holiday but here are the photos of this most luscious and moist cake... We each had two slices before putting the cake to bed for the night... Then Steven took it in to work where, somehow, it disappeared as he crossed the threshold...

And now, a few photos...

Caramel Cake 1


Caramel Cake 4


Caramel Cake 5


Caramel Cake 6

By the way, I had promised this cake for Steven's birthday today... If two slices is any indication, he enjoyed it!

and now, on to the December Challenge... We'll keep you posted!!!

4 comments:

shellyfish said...

Beautiful cake! And Happy Birthday to Steven!

Jenny said...

Love the drizzle on top.
And happy belated Steven.

Dolores said...

I'm so glad Steven (and his colleagues) enjoyed his birthday cake. Thanks for baking with us!

Lis said...

You're cake looks fantastic and a very happy (although belated!) birthday to Steven! :)

xoxo