Tuesday, October 7, 2008

TWD - Caramel Peanut Topped Brownie Cake

This weeks recipe for Caramel Peanut Topped Brownie Cake was chosen by Tammy of Wee Treats by Tammy. I decided to make this cake for a coworkers birthday but the first problem I ran into was the springform pan - I had a 6" pan; I could only find a 9" pan in the stores, and the recipe called for a 8" pan. I opted to go with the 9" pan but rather than fool with the recipe and perform complex mathematical operations in order to get a cake of the proper thickness, I followed the directions as is.

The cake turned out fine except that it sank A LOT in the middle! When I looked at it after cooling, I was afraid that the center portion of the cake would be paper thin but that was not the case. The caramel topping gave me a little bit of trouble as it took 15-20 minutes to reach a deep amber color but my patience paid off and it was delicious! Because of the larger diameter of the cake, I ended up using more peanuts and almost all of the caramel. In order to get full peanut coverage, I put the peanuts on the cake first and then poured the caramel over the top of everything.


This cake was a huge hit at the office and I will definitely be making it again. As a matter of fact, I later found 8" springform pans at JC Penney of all places! Check out the other TWD bakers here.

9 comments:

Mary Ann said...

It looks wonderful. Good thing you had people to share it with!

Flourchild said...

YOur cake looks sooo good. Im glad your going to try my Fudge pecan topping. I really was pleased with it. Im glad your coworkers liked it! Score on getting your new springform pan

Tammy said...

I am pleased you liked my pick! I think it was meant to sink a bit in the middle!!

Amanda said...

I need to find one of those springform pans too! Mine is the 9". Your cake looks great!

Barbara said...

I bet it worked out just as well in the 9-inch pan. But hey, you can never have too many baking pans, right?

Glad you liked it!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Lucky co-workers!!

Jaime said...

your cake looks delicious!

Karen R said...

As always, you take beautiful, artsy pictures!

Amber Marie said...

Thanks! I'm just sorry I missed this one - I might have to go back and catch-up on the really yummy looking recipes from before I joined TWD.