Dobos Cake is my selection for this months Cake Slice! I wanted to challenge myself with this recipe. Dobos Cake is layers of cake sandwiched in between delicious chocolate buttercream, and finished off with a layer of cake coated in caramel!
My cake layers didn't exactly fluff up like the picture in the book. They turned out more like the texture of crepes. A little disappointed. Not exactly sure what went wrong. Maybe the eggs should have been whipped seperately then folded into the batter, to give the layers the sponge cake result.
I followed the recipe just as listed except for the chocolate buttercream. I wasn't comfortable adding the egg mixture to the frosting. I did heat the eggs and confectioners sugar until hot to the touch. But since the recipe didn't state how long to cook or temperature that must be reached, I decided to opt them out. With my daughter expecting a baby I didn't want to risk her getting sick, in case I undercooked the egg mixture. I also noticed that the recipe didn't say to whip or stir the egg mixture while heating. Normally recipes that call for this step state to whisk while cooking them.
Over all I felt the cake was very good. My husband and kids said the crepe texture was delicious. I wanted fluffy layers, so I wasn't 100% pleased. I liked the cake, just wished the layers turned out sponge like.