November 29, 2008

Dulce de Leche Cake

Dessert for Thanksgiving dinner at my in-laws was my niece's birthday cake: Dulce de Leche Cake. Cinnamon-flavored cake layered with rum syrup and filled and frosted with dulce de leche cream.

The cake is from Sky High: Triple-Layer Cakes, the recipe as it appears on the book can be found here. Husband had to bake two batches of cake since the first batch deflated. We salvaged one layer from the first batch and made it a 4-layer cake.
Everyone watched me assemble this cake. (MIL watching over my back was pressure.) I just left it frosted like above and let it set in the fridge. Most were not impressed since it looked kinda plain. They thought we were done. But D and I had to leave an element of surprise.
So after dinner, I snuck the cake to the garage and decorated the cake with spun sugar. Brought the cake out and everyone was delighted! MIL said we can sell this to the bakeries -- I'll take that as a compliment. :) While sitting at the table, my niece kept taking pictures of the cake with her phone to send to her friends; I was really glad she liked it. That's all that counts.

Dulce de Leche Cake recipe

4 comments:

Rosie said...

Oh my goodness what a stunning cake!! This is such a showstopper!

Rosie x

lalaine said...

Looks sinfully delicious!

Jude said...

I also have that turntable :) I use it as a mini lazy susan sometimes since it's so sturdy.
Nice touch with the spun sugar.

Caroline said...

Thank you Rosie and Lalaine.

Jude, I got it a restaurant supply store, my personal Toys R Us. I can't leave it out though since my boys end up playing with it. They like to put their Legos on it and spin it real fast so the Legos would fling across the room and shatter all over when it falls on the floor. Typical boys, I guess.

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