Saturday, November 29, 2008

Daring Bakers Challenge


After two savoury challenges, we're back to cakes again. I'm missing the savoury challenges already. This month's challenge is Caramel cake and it is hosted by Dolores from culinarycuriosity.blogspot.com
When I read this month's challenge, I knew that this was going to be a very sweet cake. I like cakes but not overly sweet ones so I normally reduce the sugar specified in cake recipes and I did the same here.

My cake turned out dense and heavy. But it tasted good because of the caramel flavour. I do not know where I went wrong. When it first came out from the oven, it seem okay but after frosting and putting it in the fridge, it became heavy. I was going to try baking it again. But because I'm also baking and decorating all my Christmas cakes, I do not have the time. I'll be posting some Christmas cakes soon.



10 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very well doneĆ¼ it looks delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Jo said...

Haha and I was missing the "sweet" challenges! Great job on your cake.

Passionate About Baking said...

Well done, good for you. I barely completed my challenge in the nick of time too. My cake was dense & heavy too...but the frosting was delicious & addictive!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Your cake looks like it rose well. Excellent job!

myfoodsafari said...

Thanks Rosa. It was delicious eventhough it was dense.
Thanks Jo.
Deeba, your cake was beautifully decorated. I like caramel too.
Gretchen, it did rise but still dense.

Elra said...

What a wonderful evenly layer cake. And yes, I agree that the cake was too sweet, dense and heavy.
Anyway, well done on this month challenge.

Argus Lou said...

That's a beautiful slice of caramel cake, MFS. The texture of mine is quite different, strangely enough (I too reduced the sugar in the cake drastically).

Your decorated cakes are, as usual, creations of great beauty. Your offspring's teachers must be ecstatic!

My Food Safari said...

Elra because of the texture it was easy to layer.
Argus I prefer the texture that you have. The expression on his piano teacher's face was priceless when he gave her the cake. Have posted that cake yet.

fbb said...

i havent done mine yet...eeks..
might skip this one coz of the sugar overdose....your cake looks delish though...and your caramel looks so effortless....

cruz said...

Hmmm it look yummy.
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