I procrastinated and procrastinated and finally realized that it was already 28th and no more procrastination was possible. So, although I was neck-deep in work, I made time and finished the challenge for November, the "Oh So Lovely", Caramel Cake with Caramalized Butter Frosting. I had all the things ready for the Golden Vanilla Bean Caramels, but as it was an optional exercise, thought I’d better leave it for some other time; but do it I surely will.
The cake turned out looking great, was dense and moist but as per the ranting of all the other Daring Bakers; was too sweet for my liking. Good recipe, easy and not so time consuming as it looked and Im surely going to try it once again but by drastically reducing the sugar content – may reduce the sugar by half and add equivalent flour in order to keep up with the measurements.
As per the new rules from this month’s challenge, given below is the mandatory information required for the challenge :-
§ NAME OF THE COOKBOOK
This month’s challenge, the website link of the author Shuna Fish Lydon’s recipe (http://blogs.kqed.org/bayareabites/2006/12/24/caramel-cake-the-recipe/)
§ NAME OF THE AUTHOR :
Shuna Fish Lydon
§ Hostess / Co-Hosts Blogs
Our Hostess this month is Shuna Fish Lydon of Eggbeater (http://eggbeater.typepad.com/) and her signature caramel cake. Helping her are (http://culinarycuriosity.blogspot.com/) host this month are Alex (Brownie of the Blondie and Brownie duo: http://blondieandbrownie.blogspot.com/), Jenny of Foray into Food (http://forayintofood.blogspot.com/) and Natalie of Gluten-a-Go-Go (http://glutenagogo.blogspot.com/).
The Recipe follows :-
CARAMEL CAKE WITH CARAMELIZED BUTTER FROSTING