Tuesday, October 7, 2008

TWD: Caramel-Pecan Topped Brownie Cake


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.

Thanks to our host this week, Tammy.  Check out her blog for the recipe and the blogroll for othr delicious variations.

11 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

Pecans sound delicious with this (I like pecans better too, but the saltiness of the salted peanuts was stellar here). It looks wonderful, and sounds like a great thing to have after a trip.

Susie Homemaker said...

You are right - I think the topping would be better on a fudgier cake. Or brownies. Not brownie cake. So many ideas.

Amanda said...

I'm getting so many tips working my way through the TWD sites, thanks for sharing! Yours looks very good :)

Carla said...

I wasn't too crazy about using peanuts in the topping. Either that or I messed up my caramel sauce, but my family liked it, so I think it was just me. Yours looks great with the pecans!

Bridgett said...

Oh, I love the idea of adding pecans instead as they are my favorite. Yours looks delicious even if you weren't all that pleased.

Hayley said...

I LOVE pecans, that looks so good, will definitely get the recipe!

pinkstripes said...

I love pecans. I'm sure it was delicious.

Tammy said...

pecans sounds great! thanks for making my pick!

Pamela said...

It looks so great! I really enjoyed this one, caramel problems aside.

kim said...

the pecans sound like a great substitute! it looks yummy! :)

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Pecans would be great on this cake!!