November’s Daring Bakers challenge was hosted by Dolores of Culinary Curiosity along with Alex of Blondie and Brownie and Jenny of Foray into Food. The recipe they chose is Shuna Fish Lydon’s Caramel Cake with Caramelized Butter Frosting.
The key word here is CARAMEL. I had visions of burning the caramel, burning down the kitchen and firemen showing up at my door. With good reason, firemen have shown up at my door for other baking disasters. So, when I was making the caramel I didn’t let it reach the amber colour in fear of burning it. Let’s say it was a shade or two lighter (right Donna?)
As an added bonus, the Daring Bakers were also invited to make Golden Vanilla Bean Caramels from Alice Merdrich’s Pure Dessert. I love caramel, but was not daring enough to try it this at this time; maybe when I conquer my fear of burning down the house.
Thanks to Dolores, Alex and Jenny for hosting this month’s challenge and to Shauna Fish Lydon of Eggbeaters for sharing her signature Caramel Cake recipe.
To view the Daring Bakers’ Caramel creations, visit the Daring Bakers Blogroll.