Friday, December 18, 2015

Caramel Peanut Topped Brownie Cake

I usually try to bake special cakes for special days, i couldnt resist to make this super nutty and super delicious caramel peanuts topped brownie cake for my elder son's birthday but this cake was in draft for a long. This cake was our recent favourite and each and every bite of this cake tastes absolutely fabulous. Actually this cake tastes almost like snickers, the famous peanut and caramel chocolate bar, yes the caramelised peanuts while having this brownie cake tastes absolutely decandent and whoever like peanuts and chocolate will definitely go crazy if they saw this cake. Also this cake is definitely easy to make and definitely a celebration cake. If you want to please anyone specially for a special day or else for a celebration, dont forget to give this try to this incredible cake.

Caramel Peanut topped Brownie cake

Am running Holiday bakes as this week's theme for blogging marathon, hence am posting this beautiful cake for this theme. If you dont like peanuts, you can simply go for a combination of mixed nuts. Roasted peanuts is the key ingredient of this cake, this nuts brings a super crunchiness and nuttiness to this fabulous cake. Trust me, this cake makes a excellent dessert after a meal as well. Give a try and do let me know. When i posted a picture of this cake in FB, most of my friends asked for this cake, sorry guys for posting this cake this much late.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#59.

Caramel Peanuts topped Brownie cake,brownie cake with caramel peanuts

Recipe Source: Fondbites - Bake Along

For Brownie:
1cup All-purpose flour
1tsp Baking soda
1/4tsp Salt
100grams Butter
200grams Dark chocolate (chopped)
3 Eggs
1/2cup Light brown sugar
1/4cup Sugar
3tbsp Honey
1/2tsp Vanilla extract

For Topping:
1cup Sugar
1/4cup Water
1tbsp Light corn syrup
1/3cup Fresh cream
1tbsp Butter
1cup Peanuts (toasted)

 Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Line up a round cake pan with butter and baking paper.

Double boil chopped chocolate and butter until both gets melted, let them cool.

In another bowl, whisk eggs along both the sugars.

Add honey, vanilla extract and chocolate sauce into the egg mixture and whisk until everything gets mixed.

Meanwhile sift flour, baking soda and salt and fold in. Do not over beat.

Pour batter into the prepared pan.

Bake in oven for 30 to 40 minutes until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Cool on wire rack.

Caramel Peanut topped brownie cake,Snickers topped Brownie Cake

Now prepare the topping, add sugar and water in a saucepan and place on stove on high flame.

Add the light corn syrup.Wait till it comes to a rolling boil and the colour changes to amber.

Switch off the stove and stay away from the sauce pan, add the cream and it will start to bubble. Now add the butter, mix well.

Let it gets thick a bit and then add the peanuts and mix well.

Switch off stove immediately.

Place the cake on the serving plate. Spread the caramelized peanuts on top of the cake. Make sure to add the whole of the topping on top.

Slice the cake and enjoy.


Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

I have been eyening this cake since you showed on fb.Looks perfect.

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

This cake looks decadent and droolworthy....want everyday to be holiday for such a cake! Sigh!!

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

wow - what a great crunchy topping

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

Stunning cake Priya. Crunchy peanuts look amazing.

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

Stunning cake, Priya.