Caramel Cake (Kue Sarang Semut)

caramelcake
original recipe by: Guru Tata Boga SMP mbak Nining (lam kenal mbak :-) )

I have to admit that this is my second attempt to make a caramel cake. The first time around, my cake turned out to be a complete blob. Well, it does taste like a proper caramel cake, except for the lack of spongy texture and the slightest hint of a too-bitter caramel mixture. I figured that I have committed several grave mistakes in baking such as:
- I substitued baking soda for baking powder, which is a complete no-no.
- I must have let the caramel mixture to be cooked for too long. Once you see the mixture has completely dissolved in the water, that should signals you to take it out of the fire.

I was determined to try another version of the recipe. With proper handling and the right ingredients, the caramel cake turned out to be perfecto! Enjoy everyone.

Ingredients: (Silahkan lihat ke bawah untuk resep dalam bahasa Indonesia)

Caramel mixture:
500 gr sugar
400 ml of hot water.

100 gr margarine
200 ml condensed milk
2 tsp baking soda
6 medium-sized eggs
250 all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:
Making the caramel:
-Use a wide-enough pan.
-Cook sugar on a low heat until it becomes brown and sticky. Stir occassionally (do not stir it too often).
-Pour in the hot water gradually.
-Bring it to a boiling point/until the caramel and water are completely dissolved (you can also stir it at this point).
-Set aside, let it cool

-Preheat your oven to 180 degree celsius
-Prepare a buttered and floured 24 cm bundt-pan.
-Beat margarine, condensed milk, and baking soda until the mixture becomes smooth.
-Add eggs one by one. Continue beating on a high-speed for about 10 minutes.
-Add in flour, baking powder, and the vanilla extract. Mix well.
-Pour the caramel mixture into the batter.Mix well.
-Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
-Let it cook for about 40 minutes.

Bahan (Please scroll upwards for recipe in English)
Caramel:
500 gram gula.
400 ml air panas

100 gram margarin
200 ml kaleng susu kental manis
2 sdt soda kue
6 butir telur ukuran sedang
250 gram terigu serba guna
1 sdt baking powder
1 sdt vanili

Membuat Caramel
-Pakai api kecil, wajan lebar dan berdinding tinggi.
-Masukkan gula, biarkan gula larut sampai kecoklatan, aduk gula asal rata. Jika terbau bau hangus, diaduk.
-Tuang air pelan-pelan untuk menghindari cipratan.
-Biarkan gula dan air mendidih, aduh sesekali.
-Matikan api kalau gula sudah larut, dinginkan.

- Panaskan oven 180 C.
- Oles loyang tulban diameter 24 cm dengan margarin
- Kocok margarin, susu kental manis, dan soda kue sampai halus dan rata
- Masukkan telur, kocok dengan kecepatan tinggi selama 10 menit
- Masukkan terigu, baking powder, dan vanili, sambil diaduk pelan
- Tuang sirup karamel pelan-pelan, aduk rata.
- Tuang ke dalam loyang.
- Panggang dalam oven selama kurang lebih 40 menit.
- Angkat, keluarkan dari loyang. Dinginkan

8 Responses to “Caramel Cake (Kue Sarang Semut)”

  1. meri Says:

    Shaaaaaa….. Mauuuuuuuuu……..
    Duh, kapan ya, meri bisa bikin2 yang kayak gini…???

  2. shashakoe Says:

    insya Allah ntar bisa bikin…setelah tanggal 8 bu :”> xixixixi

  3. nining Says:

    holaaa.. waah, sukses ya bikin kuenya?
    enak kannnn… bagi dong! :) )

  4. shashakoe Says:

    hayyah nyang punya resipi dateng… :D hihihi suksessss mbak… enyakkkkk banget.. makasihhhh

  5. unisa Says:

    ckckckckck..
    salut beraaaaaaaaat
    *nyam nyam*

  6. unisa Says:

    melow adalah keniscayaan :D , bumbu2 warna-warni hidup :D
    apo nan tajadi yo? sampai2 gadih minang nan rancak, elok hati, aluih budi, santun dan murah senyum ko sampai melow katonyo ;)

  7. Meri Says:

    pindah rumah neh… mana acara makan2 dirumah barunya???

  8. sha Says:

    unisa: makasih nihh.. di poto keliatan rancak hihi.. tp bolu biaso se ma

    mmmm iyo ni patang melo… yo tapi alhamdulillah agak tanang kini… namonyo iduik ndak ni..ado segala cobaaan

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