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.
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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