Saturday, November 29, 2008

Daring Baker Challenge Caramel Cake (l'italiano a seguire)



Thursday was Andrea's Birthday and we had Caramel Cake with Brown Butter Frosting
From Shuna Fish Lydon of Eggbeater as seen on Bay Area Bites
and Alice Medrich’s Golden Vanilla Bean Caramels. The hosts were: Dolores(http://culinarycuriosity.blogspot.com/), host this month are Alex (http://blondieandbrownie.blogspot.com/) and Jenny (http://forayintofood.blogspot.com/).And Natalie (http://glutenagogo.blogspot.com/) helped with the gluten free recipes.
I was skeptical about the recipe because I usually find this type of cake too sweet (mostly due to the frosting) so I was surprised to find such a nice caramel cake moist and with a nice caramel perfume ! (I used only one cup sugar) The brown butter frosting was..... way too sweet for me ! Luckily I had made half the recipe (as for the caramel) and made a Biancomangiare di mandorle tostate (sort of toasted almond's pudding) to put in the cake as a filling.

I'm so stupid that had prepared a slice to show my biancomangiare and....ate it !

Torta al caramello con glassa al burro nocciola

Giovedi è stato il compleanno di Andrea e abbiamo festeggiato con questa torta creata da Shuna Fish Lydon of Eggbeater vista su Bay Area Bites . Questo mese le nostre ospiti sono state : Dolores ( http://culinarycuriosity.blogspot.com/ ), Alex (http:// blondieandbrownie.blogspot.com/ ) e Jenny ( http://forayintofood.blogspot.com/ ). E Natalie ( http://glutenagogo.blogspot.com/ ) ha aiutato per i celiaci.
Ero scettica sulla ricetta perché io di solito trovo questo tipo di torta troppo dolce (in gran parte a causa della glassa), comunque sono stata sorpresa da una torta con un piacevole profumo di caramello! (Ho usato meno zucchero) La glassa era troppo dolce per me come temevo per fortuna ne avevo fatta metà... e ho farcito la torta con un Biancomangiare alle mandorle tostate.
Sono stata così stupida che avevo preparato una fetta per far vedere la farcitura e ...l'ho mangiata!

18 comments:

Lucy said...

"Happy Birthday,Andrea" ;-)

Lovely cake, Natalia and like the change of the filling to the pudding instead.

Christine said...

Filling the cake with pudding sounds delicious! Beautiful cake and Happy Birthday Andrea!

Sara said...

Looks gorgeous!

shellyfish said...

I hope Andrea had a lovely birthday - I'm sure he did with such a perfect cake! Beautiful job!

Engineer Baker said...

What a perfect birthday cake! Beautiful.

Lien said...

Buon Compleanno Andrea!!!

lilmizlynn said...

Happy Birthday to Andrea. :)

Natalia, your cake looks great and yummy!! :)

Btw, thank you for being the 1st follower of Bites a& Pieces. Many thanks. :)

Clumbsy Cookie said...

What a great idea for a filling! Happy belated b'day to Andrea!

Cakelaw said...

Happy birthday to Andrea! Such a beautiful cake, and the family shot at the top with the sparkler blazing is magic.

pinkstripes said...

What a great way to celebrate a birthday. This cake was delicious! LOL, that someone ate the picture slice.

The Blonde Duck said...

It looks wonderful! Happy birthday to Andrea!

HoneyB said...

Happy Birthday to Andrea!

I like the thought of filling the cake with a pudding!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

That almond pudding sounds delicious! Are you going to post that?

Faery said...

Your cake looks awesome, and I LOVE biancomangiare.

Ivy said...

Happy belated birthday wishes to Andrea. The cake looks stunning.

Rosie said...

Happy belated birthday Andrea!

Your cake looks lovely Natalia - well done on this month;s D.B. challenge :)

Rosie x

linda said...

Happy belated birthday to Andrea!
Love your addition of the biancomangiare di mandorle tostate, must have make the cake much better.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

You ate it! Imagine that!
Really like the pudding in the middle idea.

Happy Birthday to Andrea.