Tuesday, October 7, 2008

TWD: Caramel Peanut topped brownie cake

Today's recipe was chosen by Tammy at wee treats.
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!

7 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

So sad! I hate working with my crappy apartment oven, so I feel your pain. It looks wonderful though!

Tammy said...

I cant wait to get my new oven so I can sympathise. thanks for making my pick!

Jules Someone said...

I totally hate my oven as well. Hate it. Your caramel looks yummy, though!

Magical Mom said...

looks amazing! yumm yumm I'll have to try it.

Amanda said...

Well if it makes you feel any better, I bought a brand new oven (Maytag no less) less than a year ago and my two front burners took a crap a couple weeks ago. They keep ordering the wrong part for it and giving me the run around. I finally lost it on the phone today! We are in week #3 only using back burners, and burner #3 is on its way out. GRRR! Imagine cooking for 7 people using two small back burners (can't fit a large pot on the back ones). I have to cook in batches. So I FEEL your pain, and mine is NEW! LOL! :)

Barbara said...

Oh, evil, evil oven! You have my sympathy. I baked in ancient, cranky ovens for many years and was so happy to get my first new one just a few years ago. Hope you can fit it into your budget soon, before the dinosaur expires completely!

Marthe said...

I don't hate my oven, but wish it would be a little bit bigger..
Your cake still looks great though!

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