I have a secret wish. My wish is that somehow, someone will need to get rid of a practically brand new oven for cheap or free and I will somehow be the recipient. Have I told you lately: MY OVEN SUCKS!!!
I made the cake, setting the timer for much less time since the dinosaur thinks it's time to cleanse the earth(or at least the inside of the oven) by fire, and then set to making the caramel.Caramel turned out great and I was excited. I had about 15 minutes left on the cake and so came to check email. As I am sitting at my computer I think, "I know I didn't burn the caramel. I wonder why it smells like that." Then I thought, "There's probably just something burning off in the oven while it's cooking." DUH!! It's the cake burning!
I finally figured it out and pulled the cake out. It had spilled over the top of the edges (which I don't know why, since I used a bigger pan than recommended) and those edges were charred.
I scraped off the edges and set it out to cool in the hopes that what was left would be unharmed.
Once mostly cool I topped it with caramel and peanuts, poking holes through out the cake so that the caramel would seep into it. It looks amazing, tastes- burnt! Bummer! I am pretty sure the kids will eat it though!