Monday, December 1, 2008

Caramel, Caramel, Caramel

This months Daring Bakers challenge was one of my favorites! I love sweets, cake and caramel so this cake was right up my alley! Shuna Fish Lydon's Caramel Cake was the chosen recipe and Dolores, Alex and Jenny were the hosts.

I have to say that I was nervous about making the caramel syrup,but it was very easy and so good! I used a tip that I had read about putting foil over the pan and then pouring the water in. This prevented me from getting splattered with hot caramel and worked very well. I had also read that many people thought the cake was too sweet, so I cut back on the sugar and only put in 3/4 cup of sugar and they were perfect!

I was on a local television show this month for a cooking contest and knew that I wanted to make cupcakes to bribe them and they loved them! These cupcakes were easy to make and the brown butter icing was to die for! They joked about having me back on to make the icing! I will be using that recipe on many more cupcakes! However, I did think that the cupcakes were not as light and airy as most cupcakes are, but they were still delicious!

I am at work right now and don't have my camera and my laptop is with my hubby in Africa right now. So tomorrow I will bring my camera to work and post my photos!


Gretchen Noelle said...

Wow, on television for a cooking contest, husband in Africa...sounds like a great life...and I am sure the cupcakes were great as well!!

TeaLady said...

Look forward to seeing your cup cakes. Africa - wowie! And T.V.!!

Jenny said...

i want cupcakes.

let's play again.

Natalie said...

Hi Amber, I found your blog through Stephanie's Kitchen (I think). I am a food writer with the Daily Herald in Provo and I am working on a story about fondue. I see that you've had a couple posts about fondue and I wondered if you'd be willing to be a source for my story? Please email me at nhollingshead at gmail dot com if you are interested. Thanks!