Nirvana, Heaven, Sublime… I’m not going to lie (again, because lying is bad for karma). This is an amazing slice of supremeness (real word?) to put in your cake-hole. I saw this recipe in Food & Wine and knew that I had to bake it. Correction: Had. To. Eat. It.
It is a little time-consuming. I suggest making the three cake layers the day before and making the caramel icing the next day. The reasons are that it does take a while to get the caramel made and it seriously takes time for the caramel to set up. I was icing that cake for a long time. Next time I will let the caramel set up for way longer than 15 minutes. The caramel between the layers set up fine, but I will not frost the top and sides next time until I know it’s really thick and will set.
Please, do yourself a big cake-love favor and make this cake. This is one of those cakes that I would pay serious money to just have a slice. It’s that good.