Dec 22, 2008

UTTER SWEETNESS...

I think I will have to dedicate this cake to all those who love utter sweetness in their life…or in culinary terms, a golden coloured flavourful mixture of a caramel scented cake with dollops of heavenly dulce de leche and a crispy coating of pralines. To be devoured with moderation…
Recipe for Caramel & Dulce de Leche cake with Pralines:

3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla essence or a vanilla pod
100gr sugar
100gr caramel syrup (ready bought or home-made)
100-150gr dulce de leche
150gr butter
150gr flour
5gr baking powder
200gr praline (mixture of crushed caramelized nuts)

Preheat oven to th4/180C/350F. In a bowl, mix eggs, vanilla, sugar, caramel and butter. Then add the flour and baking powder and mix batter well. Transfer to cake mould (buttered & floured or lined with parchment paper), fill in half the batter and add a layer of dulce de leche before covering up with the remaining batter. Sprinkle a generous layer of pralines on top and bake for 45 mins- checking after if it is well cooked. If the knife does not come out dry, then note it could just be the dulce de leche but the cake in itself is baked.

8 comments:

Andrea said...

Wow. Just wow. This is the kind of thing I'd think I'd only be able to take a small piece of, but would end up polishing it off in a matter of days. It looks truly decadent.

Darius T. Williams said...

2 slices please!

1 for now...and 1 for later!

Looks great!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Kevin said...

That looks so decadent and good!

Ingrid said...

Holy cow! Now that's dessert! Looks fabulous!

Great photos. I'm seriously drooling. I'm with Darius, two please!

Happy 2009!
~ingrid

Antonio Tahhan said...

Hi Marianna! This cake looks like a great indulgence before the New Year :) I love dulce de leche!!
Great job in spotting Najwa Karam on my screen :P I have a little Middle Eastern gift for you! Please send me your addy when you get the chance.

Happy New Year!!

Boots in the Oven said...

What a great idea - a delicious-sounding mix of flavors!

I hope your 2009 starts off with this much sweetness. :-)

Robyn said...

I feel bad I don't check your blog more often cos whenever I do you post something that makes me go "OH GOD, GIVE IT TO MEEE!"

Seriously, that cake...sounds...so...good.

MJGazelle said...

What a work.
You opened a great window for me to smell and almost taste the Syrian food I left 27 years ago.
Thanks and keep it coming.
MJ Ghazal/ USA