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’ cookbook Kaffeehaus: Exquisite
Desserts from the Classic Caffés of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague.

Dobos Torte

I joined the Daring Bakers a few months back and was so excited to participate in this month’s challenge, the Dobos Torte. I actually made it several weekends ago, but was sworn to secrecy until today. It was a little more time consuming than some other desserts, but it really wasn’t all that hard. It wasn’t particularly challenging. However, this is something I probably never would have made on my own, so for that, I’m grateful to Angela and Lorraine.

The Dobos Torte is a five layer sponge cake filled with chocolate buttercream and topped with caramel wedges. It was a surprisingly light cake for one that has so much chocolate frosting. I liked it a lot, but I think I’d actually want the chocolate the be a little richer if I made it another time. I might try frosting it with a ganache instead of the chocolate buttercream it called for.

Still, it definitely was a beautiful dessert. And I can’t wait to see what I’ll be baking next month.

If you’re interested in the recipe, you can find it here.

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One Response to Daring Bakers’ Challenge: The Dobos Torte

  1. Jackie says:

    It's seriously torture every time I visit this blog; everthing looks so fantastic. I made it home to Texas and now that I have a full kitchen I'm gonna start up with the cooking. Do you by chance take requests? I'm looking to improve on my cooking skills for healthy meals and I'm hoping that you might have a good recipe or two. Any suggestions? -jackie

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