Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie 13: Caramel-Peanut-Topped Brownie Cake



I have to say, that since starting Tuesdays with Dorie, I've noticed that Americans seem to love peanuts! Everything seems to have peanuts in it. It's not that I don't like peanuts- in fact I love roasted, salted peanuts, but I also think they have a time and a place! They are quite a flavoursome nut, so I find they often overpower other ingredients. Shoot me, but I'm also not a fan of chocolate and peanuts combined! I've never liked Snickers bars and the combination always reminds me of them. You can probably guess from the picture, but to me, this was basically a Snickers cake! As usual, I made up a few small cakes instead of one big cake- I only topped one with peanuts, for the sake of photos! I really liked this brownie cake by itself though. The caramel-peanut topping was alright but I found trying to eat it with the brownie cake really hard. My caramel was quite chewy, so the overall feel was very sticky and tacky. I think the caramel-peanut sauce would be really nice drizzled over vanilla ice cream though.




I've always been a bit aprehensive about freezing cakes, but this time I decided to give it a go since we couldn't eat all of the cakes by ourselves. I haven't been able to see the end result yet as it is still in the freezer. I'm hoping it works out well because it would be so convenient (don't worry, I didn't freeze the caramel-peanut topping on it!). If you'd like the recipe, check out Wee Treats by Tammy, where Tammy will have the recipe.




17 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

I froze my cake for almost a week, and no harm came of it. I have to admit though, I love chocolate and peanuts together - so good! The caramel would be amazing on top of ice cream too.

NQN said...

Great photos and timing! I absolutely love the drips of caramel sauce!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

you're right--americans love peanuts (esp combined with chocolate)! gorgeous dripping caramel! i'm sure the cake will freeze just fine.

Amanda said...

Yours looks delicious! I'm making mine today and am considering making some in muffin tins. Not sure how it will work but i'll give it a go!

Linda said...

wow, love the drippy caramel shot...great timing (and patience) with the camera!

Amy said...

This looks great! I love the pictures!!


-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

vibi said...

Ahhhhh... what perfect drips you've got!
Make the cake look absolutely lavish!!!
Great job! BRAVO!

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

We love peanuts, because they're so available and CHEAP!

Lovely cake. That topping is so gorgeous.

Carol Peterman said...

I thought this cake was excellent as well. I was surprised by how tender and light it was. I guess I was expecting a denser brownie kind of thing. I freeze cake often and it works fine. Leftovers of fully iced and decorated cakes freeze great too. I just pre-slice and wrap well, then I have sweet treats at the ready for spontaneous cravings.

Tammy said...

great photos! I think macadamias would be good instead of the peanuts. thanks for making my pick!

Bria said...

Good to hear my cake will hold up in the freezer! Though I really don't have much room in there to start storing all my baking too.

Maybe Australia's 'peanut' is the macadamia? I love them! Especially in ice cream... yum.

FFichiban said...

Yuummmy dripping photos ^^! I love peanut and chocolate combo so this is perfect for me haha.

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I'm a fan of Snickers, but I don't really dig peanuts in baked goods, so this wasn't really the cake from me. That said, it photographs well!

pinkstripes said...

Your caramel looks absolutely perfect. Yum!

Barbara said...

Your caramel drips are perfect!

I do love peanuts, but not with chocolate, so I used pecans instead. I think any nut would be good. Yes, it was a messy dessert to serve and eat!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Those drips look so pretty!

LyB said...

I love those drippy caramel pics! Looks delicious!