Friday, January 3, 2020

Caramelized Peanut Coffee Cake


David Lebovitz recently featured a Caramelized Peanut Coffee Cake on his blog.  It looked so delicious with its golden caramelized peanut topping, and knowing that I had peanuts and cream to use up, I went ahead and made this cake.


Now as you can see, my cake does not appear to have any peanuts on top.  And you would be correct - it doesn't.  Somehow, in the baking process, all of my peanuts sank to the bottom of the cake, so instead of a peanut topping, I had a peanut base.

The top photo demonstrates my solution to this dilemma - simply turn the slices of cake upside down!  And this is one delicious cake.  I highly recommend making it.  Just follow the link above to David's blog and you too can have this wonderful cake on your table for elevenses or afternoon tea or dessert.  You might even have a peanut topping instead pf a peanut base! 

8 comments:

Johanna GGG said...

Looks lovely and I love your way of serving it

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Interesting! I don't really bake many cakes with peanuts and tbh it doesn't appeal to me immediately but you did seem to really like it!

Jeff the Chef said...

How fantastic! I've never had a cake like this. Love your peanut-on-top solution, too.

Cakelaw said...

Thank you!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Lorraine, I don’t use many peanuts either but had some left over from another project, so this cake was perfect for using them up.

Cakelaw said...

Thank you!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

I bought some peanuts as a prop last month, but now I know what to do with them! Not your ordinary coffee cake, but it looks terrific!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Dear Gaye, now this is a very smart solution to the peanut base/topping dilemma. But no matter which way you served this cake, it looks just wonderful and I am sure it tasted fabulous - I love peanuts in my baked goods, I have to take a look at the recipe - thank you for that fabulous inspiration!