Thursday, November 08, 2012

Kitchen Queen Contest Entry #6 - Norma's Salted Caramel "Ding Dong" Cake

Kitchen Queen Contest Entry #6 - Norma's Salted Caramel "Ding Dong" Cake

Although I could have filled your in-box full of all my fabulous dishes, i've chosen to share something i just put together recently. This cake recipe comes out of the most current Bon Appetit.



No doubt you can understand my attraction to this particular cake: "Salted Ding-Dong."

Realize that this above photo is the only photo they printed. I understand why. My finished product wasn't the most gorgeous creation to ever emerge from the Desmond Kitchens, but looks mean nothing when
one bites into this.

Here she is mid-constuction...



And here is the finished product...



I wasn't thrilled with "the waistline" but that's the way it was and ganache isn't like frosting....you can't use it to hide big issues.

Nevertheless, I must tell you that even if you never make this cake, YOU MUST clip this recipe and make the ganache. Use it on your favorite cupcake recipe if you like. The caramel/chocolate ganache with the salt on top is not to be believed.





19 comments:

  1. finally, a little class in this dump.

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  2. You forgot to show the step of mushing your pills inside the cake.

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  3. OMG. This sounds so good! Gets my vote

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  4. This is the best ganache of the contest so far!

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  5. Sounds good, I'll give it a try in the restaurant & I wont even have to change the name!
    Hillbillies love that kind of speak...

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  6. Dear god, making caramel is one of those kitchen chores that seems so much more impossible ("brush down the sides of the pan with a wet brush.") than it really is.

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  7. If I'd had this recipe sooner I'da made it for the Bikers' birthday *pitches a sulk*

    With ya Peenee. Making caramel...scares me.

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    1. Exactly, especially since most recipes (*responsible* ones, anyway) emphasize how easy it is to burn the shit out of yourself with it.

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  8. Wow, good one!

    I think see a way to save some steps: sprinkle the sea salt on actual Ding Dongs®!

    PS: Mistress, did I win yet?

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  9. Just posting so close to kabuki is like winning. And kabuki knew Norma's dish would include nuts

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  10. That looks real yummy Norma, Ganache is always difficult to work with makes things look so shiny

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  11. I'll just stick with Carmel dipped Ring Dings...

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  12. Miss Desmond - you're literate? Will wonders never cease. This looks scrumptious!

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  13. I would eat the living bejeezuz out of this. Big, brown, shiny, sweet...everything that attracts me to Shane Diesel attracts me to this cake!

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    1. Just looked up Shane Diesel. Now THAT'S a pudding! Jx

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  14. Norma's recipe has almost all the drugs I like - salt, sugar, chocolate. All it needs is a slug of alcohol, and I'm sold! Jx

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  15. This gets my vote for sure!

    I guess once you go chocolate you'll never go back

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