As I sit here, listening to my husband’s rantings about the “dadgum @#%$%^&*#  round cake pan thingie (springform pan) that is impossible to clean” (hey, but its nice to have help in the kitchen, right?), I’ve come to the conclusion that I really dislike caramel…and peanuts….on top of a brownie cake. In fact, I hate it. It was so bad, I threw the whole thing in the trash – there’s no way I would’ve sent that to work with hubby tomorrow – nuh-uh, no way.  However, it was most likely completely my fault. I think I overbaked my cake – thus making it dry; I think I over cooked my caramel, thus giving it a funky kind of flavor. Not a tasty cake.  I’m very glad I made it, though – I almost skipped TWD this week…again. I’m glad I didn’t, though – I’ve been dying to make the Caramel-Peanut Topped Brownie Cake (chosen by Tammy of Wee Treats by Tammy), and now I know that I don’t like it – which is really disappointing, but at least now I know!

And yes, I know, once again my pictures are total and utter doo-doo. I waited until the last minute to make this and had to take my pictures at night….again. All these hideous photos are starting to really bum me out….

If you would like the recipe (don’t worry – I’m sure yours will most definitely turn out better than mine), go visit Tammy’s blog. Maybe next week I’ll be more responsible and not wait until 8:00 the night before to start baking….maybe.

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  1. Too bad, I’m sorry things didn’t turn out well given how much you were looking forward to this. It looks wonderful though, and I’m sure next week’s will be better, right?

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    Comment by Caitlin — October 6, 2008 @ 7:41 PM

  2. Sorry you didn’t like it, but you are right, it is better to know before you make it for a special occasion. Great try though! My cake was dry too.

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    Comment by food librarian — October 6, 2008 @ 7:56 PM

  3. I’m sorry you didn’t like it. Maybe if you try again you’ll know how to improve it.

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    Comment by Jules — October 6, 2008 @ 8:27 PM

  4. I am so sorry it wasn’t a favorite. The pictures look delicious though.

    Clara @ iheartfood4thought

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    Comment by CB — October 6, 2008 @ 9:38 PM

  5. Sorry you weren’t a fan, but at least you tried it!

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    Comment by Teanna — October 7, 2008 @ 9:28 AM

  6. I’m sorry you didn’t like it… ’cause frankly seeing your pictures and remembering how mine taste like… I was absolutely ready to sing for yours! LOL

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    Comment by Vibi — October 7, 2008 @ 10:46 AM

  7. ACK! I almost threw mine out too. I didn’t like it. DH took it to work anyway before I could warn him and guess what — they loved it! DH said it was his fave TWD recipe. Oh well!

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    Comment by Tammie — October 7, 2008 @ 1:42 PM

  8. Oh Darn! Sorry it wasn’t anywhere near a bullseye for you.

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    Comment by Prudy — October 7, 2008 @ 4:53 PM

  9. Really? Yuck? That is too bad. Hopefully next week will be better for you. :)

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    Comment by LyB — October 7, 2008 @ 6:30 PM

  10. Too bad about the cake. And it was chocolate, too. Ah, well, It happens. Maybe another time it will work out. And as the others have said at least you did try it. Better than me.

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    Comment by Margaret — October 7, 2008 @ 6:40 PM

  11. oh no, sorry yuo didnt like it!

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    Comment by Tammy — October 7, 2008 @ 7:38 PM

  12. d’oh, sorry you didn’t like it :( i overbaked mine too, but for me, the topping made up for it. hopefully the biscotti will be more to your taste!

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    Comment by kim — October 8, 2008 @ 7:58 AM

  13. Sory to hear that this cake wasn’t your cup o’ tea…on to next week with biscotti (yum!).

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    Comment by Linda — October 8, 2008 @ 8:05 AM

  14. I didn’t like this one either, next week better.

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    Comment by Mari — October 8, 2008 @ 2:30 PM

  15. Aaaah, how disappointing. I think lot of people’s cake turned out dry. Mine did. I think this was a difficult cake to get just right.

    Here’s to next week!

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    Comment by Jacque — October 8, 2008 @ 6:45 PM

  16. I’m sorry this cake disappointed you…. I found the cake to be a bit too dry… O well, better luck next week ;-)

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    Comment by Marthe — October 9, 2008 @ 1:55 AM

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