Caramel Cake with Caramelized Butter Frosting

Nutella danish
Posted on 01/23/2011 by sleepwalker41


This absolutely amazing cake by Shuna Fish Lydon is posted various places on the net, but I lifted the recipe directly from _buenavista. Thank you for the step-by-step pics and instructions.




Link to recipe


I was looking for something non-chocolate to make for friends staying the weekend, and this was definitely a winner. The cake itself is dense and moist, and the frosting...oh, that frosting! Salted-caramel finger-lickin' good. I can see putting that on other cakes, and that caramel syrup would be good on plenty of other items, too.

While making the syrup, I had a bowl of snow scooped from the deck, sitting at the ready just in case of molten sugar splatters, and I was wearing long sleeves and two oven mitts. No mishaps resulted during the making of 'culinary napalm'. With minimal touching with water and pastry brush, and gentle swirling, the syrup turned out perfectly without the obnoxious sugar crystal problem. I used a 9-inch parchment and grease-lined springform pan for the cake, which was perfect.

I love the fact that it makes a single layer, which means no leftovers to tempt me for days and days from a big, multilayer thing. And the color the syrup gives the cake and frosting is just beautiful.

emploding 23rd-Jan-2011 10:47 pm (UTC)
I owe you my first born for this recipe. Seriously

sleepwalker41 25th-Jan-2011 01:45 pm (UTC)
You should first know I'm too terrified to parent anything more complicated than a cat :)

Me, I was just copying what others had done before me. Try this, it's eye-rolling-back-in-your-head good.
radbiscuits 23rd-Jan-2011 11:24 pm (UTC)
I have a strong desire to eat this right out of the screen.
_vanishing_act 24th-Jan-2011 04:47 am (UTC)
this.
darlingduchess Wow!23rd-Jan-2011 11:32 pm (UTC)
mmmmm... that looks so good I can practically taste it
disaster_pixie 24th-Jan-2011 06:57 am (UTC)
I DEFINITELY have to try this. My mum's favourite cake is caramel mud cake but so far every recipe i've tried just hasn't be rich enough.
sleepwalker41 25th-Jan-2011 01:48 pm (UTC)
I should probably have noted that it took my oven an additional 15 minutes or so to completely bake the cake. It was still pretty liquid in the center at the end of the specified time, so be sure to test it with a pick or similar tool. And rich? I think this will do nicely.
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