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.