So, This challenge I made with friends. It was lovely. I had all the ingredients, and it just sorta happened. We had an awesome time, and the mini Tortas were kind of (okay… very) addicting – Especially before they had been put together. The little pieces were absolutely delightful. Cake scraps anyone?? Maybe you’d prefer the buttercream. It had a whole lot of butter, and chocolate and yum. The part we weren’t too fond of was the caramel. Which I think we overcooked. And it kinda stuck to the paper. But, no matter – The tortas were delightful, and everyone was happy with all nine that we made.
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 Rogers’ cookbook Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Caffés of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague.
And a lovely challenge it was, so here are the pictures.
First off – There is a lot of whipping in this challenge.
Luckily I had people to help. This is my friend whisking away =D
And… What the last cake looked like out of the oven. It wasn’t all that large because it was the end, and there wasn’t that much batter for the 6th one.
For each cake, we cut out circles from the cooked cakes. I got 9 cakes, plus a good amount to make caramel. If you’re good at making that.
I had tons of fun decorating each of these cakes with buttercream, nuts and caramel.
This one has its own medallion.
This one – The Avalanche – was overflowing with nuts and extra buttercream just for my brother.
This one was mine =D.
And heres one spinning around.
And heres the mountain. Or maybe its a molehill? Either way, there is a lovely path to the other side.
Hehe. I love these ones. Just guess what they are.
Tell me your answer. I’d love to know what you think about these 2 (and the rest of them)
Anyways, I know I said it made 9, but one of my friends took theirs before the photos were taken of the tortas, and the other one was not so pretty. It kinda fell apart. However, my brother was thrilled to gobble it up =D (as well as his other one).
PS – I used the challenge recipe provided, only instead of wheat flour, I used the following: 1/3 cup sorghum flour, 1/3 cup millet flour, 1/3 cup sweet rice flour, 2 tbsp corn flour (not starch), and 1 tsp xanthan gum. Just so you know…