Yesterday I celebrated another 40 Something birthday and, as a special treat, I decided to bake this Caramel Cake. I found a couple bloggers raving about it here and here so I had to give it a shot for my special day!
The recipe contains simple ingredients which I love and it’s really easy to follow. While I mixed the batter I couldn’t help but recall my failed attempt at buying a slice from Piece of Cake a couple weekends ago. It was my fault…I went to the farmer’s market first, got caught up in their fresh produce and spices and left later than planned. I arrived at the bakery about 15 minutes after closing. Their cakes are rich, have that homemade feel and are just plain ol’ amazing! But that’s okay because I’ve stumbled across this really great Caramel Cake recipe.
The batter was so silky smooth. I found myself eagerly anticipating the intoxicating aroma that would soon fill my home as I poured the batter into the cake pan and placed it in the oven.
Here it is. A single cake layer waiting for it’s caramel bath.
The Caramel Glaze was also easy to make. After glazing the cake I, the birthday woman, had the distinguished pleasure of sampling the warm caramel which was left on the spoon. Baking it yourself really has it benefits.
If allowed to rest a while, the glaze thickens. Waiting requires discipline. As it turns out, I’m a little impatient because I cut the cake while it was still a little warm. Yum!!!
If you would like to try this recipe, you can print a copy of it from the Epicurious website. Thanks for stopping by to share a slice of my birthday joy!