Thursday, August 27, 2009

Daring Bakers: Dobos Torte

The August 2009 Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Angela of A Spoonful of Sugar and Lorraine of Not Quite Nigella. They chose the spectacular Dobos Torte based on a recipe from Rick Rodgers' cookbook Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Caff├ęs of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague.

I completely forgot that today was DB day, until I starting seeing the posts pop up this morning. In fact, my first thought was, "Cheaters, why are they posting today?" And then, "Ohhhh.... crap." I did do the challenge, I just forgot all about it. It's been that kind of month. :p

This cake, however, is NOT to be forgotten. This is probably my second favorite DB challenge ever (after the Yule Log). It is a pain (but that's why it's fun!), and it didn't come out perfect (how do you get the caramel to not just sink into the cake wedges?), but the spongy vanilla cake with the subtle chocolate buttercream was perfect. I don't like vanilla cake as a rule, especially with chocolate buttercream, but the torte is not only an exception, it is a rule unto itself. Mmm mmm.

Recipes found here.

12 comments:

George@CulinaryTravels said...

Looking forward to seeing it.

Julie (Willow Bird Baking) said...

It's beautiful!! Great job! Love your rosettes.

Jill said...

So pretty! You did a great job! :)

mandymortimer said...

Your torte is beautiful! Fantastic job with the caramel wedges :)

a. maren said...

amazing!

lisamichele said...

I think your Dobos came out beautiful! The wedges are placed perfectly, and the decor is lovely! Plus, the layers are so clean, something I had trouble with due to rushing and my additions. Beautiful job all around!

Candice said...

I definitely agree, when something is tricky/challenging and you have to be patient and learn something new, that is the fun of it! Looks divine - and Kris says hi :)

Sathya Sankar said...

Beautiful torte ! perfectly done.
Thanks for the lovely comment :)

Tartelette said...

Beautiful Torte! I loved your enthusiasm on this one!

Lis said...

Your torte turned out as beautiful as it sounded delicious! Looks like your caramel layer was just about perfect and that buttercream looks creamy and to-die-for!

Well done! :D

xoxoxo

George@CulinaryTravels said...

Your Torte looks beautiful, great job.

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Michael and Kenna said...

Really great job on this, and good presentation! I love the height of yours. So many of them (including mine) are towers and lose the overall look of a very beautiful cake!