Thursday, December 02, 2010

The Cake!

Z couldn't make up his mind
about what kind of cake he wanted,
so I decided to surprise him.

The week before his birthday
I saw a link to a
salted caramel chocolate cake on
another blog that I follow,

Sea salt caramels are a favorite treat of ours,
so I decided to try it.

The recipe she linked to is from Sweet Paul Magazine.
I made the following changes:
I halved the chocolate frosting (& still had some leftover)
In the salted caramel I reduced the fleur de sel
from 1/2 teaspoon to 1/4 tsp.
This should be plenty of salt, especially if you
sprinkle a little on the top of the cake before serving!

Unfortunately I don't have any small cake pans,
so I baked it as a sheet cake and then cut it
in half. This resulted in a slightly lopsided cake.

While it wasn't the prettiest cake ever,
it is definitely one of the tastiest I've had.

This cake is salty, sweet, rich and decadent goodness.
Definitely a keeper.
Guess it's time for me to go buy a couple of
round cake pans!


Diana Mieczan said...

That is so cool:) You made my day with this post! I also made the cake for Balazs (last Monday) and he totally loved it! It was really yummy.
Looks great, sweetie!
Kisses and enjoy your day

Golda said...

This sounds so good! I love sweet and salty foods!

Bethany said...

I just tried sea salt caramels for the first time the other night. Different but yummy! your cake looked awesome. I missed getting your baked goods! But I still use your recipes. I just made your almond bars the other week...

Mike and Beth said...

I can't wait to taste are a wonder!