19 Feb Brownie Cake with Salted Caramel + Peanut Topping, for Lark & Linen

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This cake, y’all. It’s simply irresistible. (<— ohhhh, the 80’s)

This is one of those cakes that just begs for you to steal a bite each time you walk by it, perched on the counter, a fudgy temptress oozing with salty, crunchy caramel topping. Fingerful by fingerful, I spent the better part of last weekend slowly whittling away at the caramel topping, telling myself just one more taste and then *whoops*, all of a sudden half of it was gone. Needless to say, I had to hurry what remained out of the house to this week’s girl’s night, where I fed it to a group of wine-yielding galfriends, who ate it by the forkful straight off of the serving plate.

Brownie Cake with Salty Caramel + Peanut Topping // butterlustblog.comBrownie Cake with Salty Caramel + Peanut Topping // butterlustblog.comBrownie Cake with Salty Caramel + Peanut Topping // butterlustblog.com

It’s a simple, single-layer brownie (posing as a cake) that’s slightly chewy with an intensely moist, dense crumb that borders on chocolate torte. High quality bittersweet chocolate lends a deep, rich chocolate flavor with a bitter bite that perfectly contrasts the sweet and salty homemade caramel. And that sauce!  It’s a homemade caramel that’s impossibly smooth and creamy (thank you, butter + cream), dotted with tender, crunchy Spanish peanuts for both texture and salt. Think a Baby Ruth candy bar all grown up, and minus all of the artificial additives. In other words, perfection. 

Serve it with glasses of ice cold milk for a nostalgic treat with a grown-up twist! You can get the recipe over on Lark & Linen! XO, Katie

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12 Comments
  • Cris
    Posted at 06:17h, 20 February Reply

    Can we also have the recipe please? 🙂 Thank you!

    • KWahlman
      Posted at 12:06h, 20 February Reply

      Hi Chris – the recipe is on Lark & Linen. Click the link at the bottom of the post and it will take you right there!

  • Alexandra @ Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker
    Posted at 20:56h, 20 February Reply

    I want to live near you and have wine nights with this cake!! Lol – so jealous!
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    • KWahlman
      Posted at 08:54h, 21 February Reply

      If you’re ever in Austin, I’ll make it happen!! 🙂

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  • Matea
    Posted at 07:16h, 21 February Reply

    This looks sooo delicious! I need brownie cakes in my life 🙂
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    • KWahlman
      Posted at 08:55h, 21 February Reply

      EVERYBODY needs brownie cakes in their lives. Brownie cakes for all!! 😉 Thanks, Matea!

  • June Burns
    Posted at 09:26h, 21 February Reply

    Aw yiss…this looks like my kind of cake! the peanut + caramel topping looks like heaven 🙂

  • Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com
    Posted at 01:50h, 25 February Reply

    I am into this in a major way! There’s a related recipe in Dorie Greenspan’s Baking book that I made…maybe 6 years ago?…and I still remember it fondly after all this time. Brownies +caramel + peanuts is a classic for sure!!

    • KWahlman
      Posted at 09:49h, 25 February Reply

      I LOVE Dorie Greenspan!!!! Her pie crust is my absolute favorite!

  • Kari
    Posted at 05:03h, 25 February Reply

    Oh my goodness! That gooeyness on top is almost too much….nope, its just perfect!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

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