Caramel Peanut Topped Brownie Cake-Tuesdays with Dorie

After a week long hiatus, this is my second post for today. This week’s TWD is a luscious Caramel-Peanut-Topped Brownie chosen by Tammy of weetreatsbytammy. I found the cake to be delicious. Actually, I have a fair share of the caramel and the cake batter on the recipe page even though I’ve been trying very hard to keep “Baking From My Home to Your” free of blobs of whatever I’ve been baking. Dorie suggested using the pages of the book to jot down changes one makes in ingredients and cooking times, etc, but I’m sure stains and such don’t qualify as meaningful notations.I used two 4-inch springform pans, fully intending on topping just one and freezing the other cake, the there was more of the topping than I realized. The cake baked exactly 40 minutes and cooled to room temperature before being place back into the springform pan. When making the caramel for the topping, carefully pay attention to color of the caramel as it turns amber. When it is light amber, I would remove it from the heat and swirl it around the bottom of the pan as it will darken somewhat off the heat. 15 minutes may be enough time for that to happen. The caramel can go from beautiful to scorched in a matter of seconds.Setting time for the caramel peanut topping is about 20 minutes, but my topping could have set longer as the peanuts kept going South after I took it out of the springform pan.All in all, a great dessert. Check out TWD for more of the Caramel-Peanut-Topped Brownie delights.

22 Comments

  1. Sweet Charity
    October 7, 2008 / 3:54 pm

    Gorgeous cakes- your pictures are really good. I especially like the one of the spoonful of caramelly peanuts!

  2. CB
    October 7, 2008 / 4:34 pm

    I love your mini springform versions! Adorable. I agree about the caramel time. Mine took about 15 minutes too. Beautiful photos as always.Clara @ iheartfood4thought

  3. Emily Rose
    October 7, 2008 / 4:45 pm

    Your cakes are beautiful! Speaking of stains on cookbooks- my mom owns so many cookbooks that she would always look for stained pages to remind herself if she had made the recipe before- and if there were many stains and the page had begun to warp she would know that she liked the recipe enough to make it more than once!

  4. chocolatechic
    October 7, 2008 / 5:02 pm

    Oh…wow! Your cake looks wonderful

  5. ~Kimberly
    October 7, 2008 / 5:18 pm

    Those are the cutest little springform pans ever! Great job! Your cakes look delicious!

  6. Engineer Baker
    October 7, 2008 / 6:09 pm

    It’s a sign of love and how good the recipe is if I’ve made it enough for there to be stains on the page, so I think it’s a good thing. Your minis look delicious.

  7. Jess
    October 7, 2008 / 6:19 pm

    Lovely little cakes…if I had had some mini springforms, I think I would have tackled this recipe.

  8. Anonymous
    October 7, 2008 / 8:21 pm

    The color of your caramel is perfect. Looks yummy!

  9. Kimberly Johnson
    October 7, 2008 / 8:29 pm

    Your photographs are stunning and your caramel looks so rich and gooey! Mine came out a little on the thin side.

  10. Tammy
    October 7, 2008 / 9:58 pm

    your photos are beautiful! thanks for making my pick!!

  11. Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats
    October 8, 2008 / 3:16 am

    Beautiful mini cakes and excellent pics!

  12. steph- whisk/spoon
    October 8, 2008 / 3:43 am

    drippy caramel is a beautiful thing, so are your mini babycakes!

  13. Bria
    October 8, 2008 / 4:20 am

    The cascading peanuts and caramel looks great though!

  14. The Food Librarian
    October 8, 2008 / 4:24 am

    Lovely! I love the mini springforms. Your caramel with peanuts is perfect!!!

  15. Mevrouw Cupcake
    October 8, 2008 / 1:12 pm

    I love your 4-inch springforms! Miniature cake is the way to go!

  16. Linda
    October 8, 2008 / 1:38 pm

    Beatuiful photos — i especially love the picture w. the ladle o’ caramel. You’re mini versions turned out beautiful!

  17. Marthe
    October 8, 2008 / 2:02 pm

    Your cakes look delicious!! I loved this one, I used pecans instead of peanuts.

  18. kim
    October 8, 2008 / 6:09 pm

    gorgeous mini-cakes and lovely photos! lol about the cookbook, this page in my copy now has several caramel blobs 😉

  19. noskos
    October 8, 2008 / 6:42 pm

    Great looking cakes!

  20. Erin
    October 9, 2008 / 9:26 pm

    This looks great- your pictures are beautiful! I love the mini version.

  21. Shari@Whisk: a food blog
    October 10, 2008 / 1:07 pm

    Looks perfectly delicious, as always!

  22. Susan from Food Blogga
    October 14, 2008 / 2:10 am

    I have oggled that cake so many times in my cookbook. And yours is making me die over here. Those caramel peanuts are utterly fabulous!

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