“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Pablo Picasso
A few years ago, I have come across a fabulous caramel mud cake recipe in Woman’s Weekly Magazine. Something about caramel flavour and the mud cake texture mixed together appealed to me. Reading the recipe, I could only think thick caramel! I thought the recipe will come out amazing. I was right! When I tried the recipe it was superb! However the recipe instructed frosting with a white chocolate Ganache, which blends very well with the caramel flavour. I decided to leave the ganache out, and go for a lighter version of this cake and make one that only celebrates the caramel flavour.
I love cake bites and find them very elegant to serve. It is always nice to serve the cake as a whole, but on occasion I like to serve cake in a more stylish and elegant presentation. Cake bites always help you do that. Cutting the cake into equal bites and minimally decorating them will make the dessert very elegant. This method works with almost all cakes. All you need to do is cut the cakes into any shape you like using cookie cutters. I always prefer to use simple shapes and find them very elegant (squares, triangles, circles and rectangles). However, you can choose any shape you want and you can even go by theme!
A dainty piece of cake bite is too delicate to be over decorated! Don’t go overboard. Think simple and minimal instead. After all we are going after elegant. I have topped this cake with Chocolate shapes as you can see in the photo. Placing chocolate decorations vertically over the cake gave it length making it even more elegant. The taste of the dark chocolate enhances the flavour of the caramel too. Should you wish to taste only the caramel then simply leave out the chocolate decorations.
You can however make my delicious Caramel Sauce (recipe on this link) and drizzle it over this cake for a caramel explosion! Yum!
This recipe is adapted from Women’s Weekly Magazine