The August 2009 Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Angela of A Spoonful of Sugar and Lorraine of Not Quite Nigella. They chose the spectacular Dobos Torte based on a recipe from Rick Rodgers' cookbookKaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Caffés of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague.
This was my very first month as a Daring Baker and I have to say, it was a fun challenge. I made the whole recipe all in one day, from the five sponge layers to the chocolate cream to the caramel layer on top, and I probably should have split the work between two days. The sponge cakes came together quite easily and the chocolate cream, although softer than I had envisioned was nice and light yet creamy with a good chocolate flavour. The only part that I had some trouble with was the caramel, which I may not have cooked long enough and so it turned out quite sticky. I was thinking that it should have been a crunchy caramel but since I've never eaten one of these tortes before, I'm really not sure if I made it correctly. Nonetheless Mr. T and I enjoyed eating it and I happily await next month's challenge.