Despite just returning from our trip, I decided to go into baking mode tonight to knock out this week's recipe. I'm still so exited to be IN WITH CAKE, OUT WITH COOKIES, these days. I opted for pecans rather then peanuts because a) I had them and 2) I like them better. In hindsight, using peanuts would have made this cake rather like a snickers, which I do like, but oh well.
My cake turned out a little dry because I put my small batch in a mini-loaf pan and then cooked it at the same time as a cheesecake. To make a long story short I made it a bit too thick, and then I overcooked it. My nutty caramel turned out great though, and I bet it would be specTACular with a really fudgy cake.