Dreaming of Caramel with the Daring Bakers

by katerina on November 29, 2008


Usually I am most impressed with the savoury challenges of the Daring Bakers and less impressed with the sweet ones. Well, I think I am slowly learning the ropes of this group, because I feel like I totally got this recipe. For one thing I only made half of the icing and for another I turned the caramel cake recipe into caramel cupcakes. Way easier to share and freeze. Plus, call me crazy but everything tastes better in cupcake form, right?

So these were totally a hit! Maybe it is because I have been going easy on the fattening items recently or maybe it is cause I was fighting a cold but I loved them! I added a few good helpings of salt to the icing which really transformed it (thanks Daring Baker Kitchen).


They were just so damn pretty I took like, a zillion pictures, so humour me.

Would I make these again? Not sure, I really liked them but they were a lot of work. The caramel sauce was unnecessary, IMHO, but it was amazing in the icing and cake.

If you do want to make them you can check out the original recipe on creator Shuna Fish Lydon’s website here, it came from Bay Area Bites: Caramel Cake, The Recipe.


Great thanks to our hosts this month: Dolores of Culinary Curiosity,
Alex of Blondie and Brownie and Jenny of Foray into Food. I liked it guys, I am just not dedicated enough!



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Matin November 29, 2008 at 3:25 pm

The icing looks tatsy, i am going to check the recipe.
X M

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Tartelette November 29, 2008 at 4:35 pm

The cupcakes turned out gorgeous! Your pictures really show all the deliciousness of the cake! Well done!

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Sara November 29, 2008 at 4:41 pm

cupcakes are so much fun! i liked the cake, but the real star of the show was the frosting. so good!

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culinography November 29, 2008 at 5:38 pm

Everything IS better in cupcake form! Beautiful job!

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Sarah November 30, 2008 at 1:30 am

Oh don’t worrym you will definitely be making these again…but with help from cupcake-loving friends!! Look SO good and very pretty!

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Gretchen Noelle November 30, 2008 at 2:15 am

They do look like lovely morsels of goodness! Great job!

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Jude November 30, 2008 at 7:47 am

I like the punk rock frosted cupcakes — reminds me of my hairdo.

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TeaLady November 30, 2008 at 2:55 pm

Cup cakes rule. Yeah, these were much better as cup cakes. Yours are beautiful.

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HangryPants November 30, 2008 at 11:52 pm

wow! Your cupcakes look amazing!

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Jen December 1, 2008 at 3:22 pm

Love the frosting–

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Dolores December 1, 2008 at 11:47 pm

I’m so glad our little tribute to sugar worked for you. Thanks for baking with us. Your cupcakes are gorgeous. Sophisticated without being ‘unattainable’ if that makes sense…

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Deborah December 2, 2008 at 12:15 am

Those are gorgeous cupcakes!!!

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Claire December 3, 2008 at 5:02 am

These look great! Good job. Glad you’ve figured it all out! ;-)

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