Daring Bakers – Dobos torta

Late again for the Daring Bakers challenge but not as much as last month 😉 Last weekend friends from the Netherlands stayed with us. Wanted to have the Dobos torta ready before they came on Friday but only managed to finish it Sunday afternoon… but at least I finished it! I followed the recipe but made 2/3 instead of the whole recipe. My cake had a 15 cm (6 in) diameter. The only thing I did differently was the buttercream. The cake was going to be eaten by my children too so I didn’t want to use the buttercream recipe issued that used partially cooked eggs. Instead I went with the original buttercream that’s in Rick Rodgers’ book that uses butter, cocoa, chocolate, confectioner’s sugar and vanilla.The cake wasn’t difficult to make but a little time-consuming. To cut the 6 cake layers I used a pizza cutter, worked like a charm. I loved making it as this cake was on my to-do list. The cake was good but just not really my taste so I’m sure I won’t be repeating it.

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.

You can find the recipe at A Spoonful of Sugar and Not Quite Nigella.

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17 Responses to Daring Bakers – Dobos torta

  1. MandyM says:

    Your torte looks lovely! The layers look perfectly even, beautifully baked 🙂

  2. Wow your torta looks like in belongs in a baking book. Your sponge layers are so even and so fluffy looking. Wonderful looking buttercream (good idea about changing it for the kids). Great effort on this challenge. Cheers from Audax in Australia.

  3. What a shame it wasn’t to your taste but it looks really beautiful! Thanks for participating Linda! 🙂

  4. Ramya says:

    Wow, looks perfect!

  5. wow looks spectacular. Pity you weren t that impressed by it. Looks awesome though.

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  6. Really just looks so wonderful and yummy …

  7. Rosa says:

    Your torte is so beautiful and perfect looking! Very well done!



  8. Holly says:

    Beautiful job! Good thinking with changing the buttercream, I thought about it having a toddler but decided to stay true to the recipe.

  9. Christi says:

    Beautiful! Your caramel wedges came out so clean, what’s your secret?!

  10. Anzj says:

    Vond jij die karamellaag ook zo VERSCHRIKKELIJK aan je tanden plakken?

  11. What a beautiful torte! It is perfectly shaped.

  12. Caitlin says:

    Well even though you weren’t a big fan, it does look quite pretty! Glad you managed to fit it in!

  13. natalia says:

    Ciao Linda ! For me you are magic fitting everything in your schedule and making such a beauty !!

  14. Apu says:

    Lovely looking cake!!


  15. Looks lovely. Pizza cutter??? What sort of Pizza cutter? Well done anyhow, managing all this plus the jongen. Hope he’s enjoying Vienna

  16. Looks like you achieved perfect layers and very nice caramel. Sorry if it wasn’t your thing, but it does look great!

  17. Xiaolu says:

    How lovely! Too bad the taste didn’t blow you away. I’d still love to try this myself one day though, since I own the book anyway.

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