Salted Caramel Domingo
Posted: 16 August 2011 04:04 PM   [ Ignore ]
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This cake is actually a combo of two cakes:  Bernachon Palate D’Or and Mud Turtle Cupcakes

I used the bold portion (below) of each:

Bernachon - uses Chocolate Domingo Cake + Ganache (optional Sour Cream Ganache) + Chocolate Glaze
Mud Turtles - use Chocolate Domingo Cake + Ganache +  Sticky Caramel

I added salt to the cream when I heated it (to dissolve it)—well, you’re supposed to, and I forgot, so I actually stirred it into the completed caramel.

When I put the cooled caramel on the cake, I sort of had to splat it around—it was flexible, but quite al dente, and I was a bit worried that I may have overheated it and it would be too toothsome, but it worked perfectly.

I froze it for several weeks, and then brought it out for my friend’s b’day.  The cake was a huge hit! 

You can’t really see the caramel in the pic, but it’s a layer below the ganache.

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Posted: 16 August 2011 04:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I have been looking for a caramel filling and this looks super yummy!!

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Posted: 16 August 2011 04:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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It’s a good one—and the perfect thickness for cake!!!  Not runny, and not chewy!

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Posted: 16 August 2011 05:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I had tried a dulce de leche but it really wasn’t the taste that I wanted.  Thanks!!

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Posted: 16 August 2011 10:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Anne, that looks awesome.  I love, love, love the chocolate domingo cake.  It is so moist.  ( would love to figure out the right proportions for wedding cakes )  This just brings it to a new level with the sour cream ganache and sticky caramel.  Out of this world!!  No wonder it was a huge hit.  I must try this combination the next time I make the chocolate domingo cake.

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Posted: 16 August 2011 10:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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That looks delicious.  Thank you for sharing your creativity.  I also have been wondering what to use for a caramel for a cake combo I want to create. 

I was also wondering where the sour cream ganache was….now I know.

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Posted: 16 August 2011 10:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Thanks, everyone!  Salting the caramel makes it extra yummy, if you have a crowd of salted caramel fans!

Often, when I have leftover sour cream, I just make sour cream ganache and freeze it.  I was lucky to have enough in the freezer to frost this layer!

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Posted: 17 August 2011 03:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Anne, it looks and sounds awesome. I didn’t realize the two cakes are the same chocolate cake. Love the salt addition to the caramel. The cake sounds like a chocolate & caramel lover’s dream. I wish I could have a piece right now!

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Posted: 17 August 2011 08:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Anne in NC - 17 August 2011 01:56 AM

Thanks, everyone!  Salting the caramel makes it extra yummy, if you have a crowd of salted caramel fans!

Often, when I have leftover sour cream, I just make sour cream ganache and freeze it.  I was lucky to have enough in the freezer to frost this layer!

another tip / note to self - using leftover sour cream… Of course, I have to make certain I keep chocolate on hand

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Posted: 17 August 2011 09:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Looks yummy Anne!

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Posted: 18 August 2011 11:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Thanks, Jenn & FG!!!!!  Jenn, I have notes on all the cakes of their components and what uses the same what.  It’s quite fascinating!

I have to make certain I keep chocolate on hand

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Posted: 19 August 2011 08:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Your fab looking baking successes have twisted my arm.

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Posted: 19 August 2011 11:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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our fab looking baking successes have twisted my arm.

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Posted: 20 August 2011 01:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Oh my the name alone makes me hungry! Great combo, looks delish! I have yet to try the Domino, still! How does it compare to PAACBC?

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Posted: 24 August 2011 09:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Anne, it looks just wonderful!  I love caramel with the Domingo, such a happy pairing smile

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