Tuesday, October 7, 2008

TWD - Caramel Peanut Topped Brownie Cake




It has been a long, long time since I lasted chatted with you all in the cyber world. Like Shirlie -- life has been unbelievably busy. Funny how we both ended up moving in the same month and both ended up in kitchens that are not our own. Shirlie is in the process of moving to her new place at the moment, and I am still here with my in-laws for a few more months while my new house is being built. Good news on that front -- they start framing the house tomorrow!

Shirlie has been picking up the slack for me lately, so I promised her I would be in charge of the Tuesday's with Dorie post this week. (Thanks to my friend Becca who let me take over her kitchen to make the cake!)

This week's TWD challenge, hosted by Tammy of Wee Treats by Tammy, was a Caramel Peanut Topped Brownie Cake. Brownies and peanuts! I had high hope for this dessert. Unfortunately, I was not impressed. I am sure part of it was my fault. Not sure exactly what I did wrong, but I did not think this cake was worth the calories. My cake baked up like a bowl -- the edges rose, but the middle didn't. And, it was dry. The caramel helped, and perhaps a scoop of ice cream would of helped more, but overall the cake tasted more like cake than brownie -- which is not what I was expecting.

So, no ringing endorsement for this cake here, but it looks like other TWD members had better luck, so please go check them out .

8 comments:

Tracey said...

I am totally with you on this one. Not my favorite. Yours looks nice though!

Engineer Baker said...

Hopefully you will get a bit more time soon so you can do the baking/blogging thing again - sorry this wasn't a winner for you. It looks tasty.

Jules Someone said...

Sorry this cake didn't live up to expectations. It does look lovely.

Tammy said...

I'm sorry you didnt like this cake. It looks good though!

Marthe said...

Too bad you didn't like this recipe. Your cake looks really nice!

Prudy said...

Sorry it wasn't your favorite but it sure is pretty.

Barbara said...

Looks nice, at least! My cake was also dry and crater-y. But the topping was good!

Marthe said...

The same here: dry cake.... bit disappointing!