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.



Mini Dobos Torta

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38 Responses to “Dobos Torte”

  1. Lovely job! A tiramisu sounds delicious. Glad it all worked out for you. =)

  2. Brilliant job Mandy! I love the caramel decorations that you’ve done. I recall seeing them on the reveal page and thinking WOW! 😀

  3. asti said

    Yes, I agree, the buttercream is not the easiest thing to work with. It was too soft and runny. That tiramisu idea is brilliant! Why didn’t I think of that before, being a diehard tiramisu fan myself.
    Great job on the cake, the caramel swirls and bubble sugar looks stunning!

  4. nanaglenmum said

    Your mini tortes are just gorgeous and the toffee looks spectacular! I love the tiramisu idea! I think I’ll have to give that one a go too!

  5. linda said

    I absolutely adore your toffe swirls, it adds an element of class to an already fabulous cake. From what i can see, you had 9 layers? what a feat! =D

    • MandyM said

      Thank you!
      Yes, 9 layers! I almost did 10 but the mini tower already looked a little unsteady, lol. After all of that, it’s safe to say you could make 8 with 8 layers each 🙂

  6. Julie said

    I just LOVE your caramel decorations! They came out so nice!

  7. Rosa said

    Those individual cakes look so pretty and perfect! Great job!



  8. shaz said

    Those are such beautiful little tortes Mandy. Love the sounds of frangelico. And sorry to hear about your blender 😦

  9. Zita said

    Beautiful little cakes, and the caramel shapes are so adorable 🙂

  10. Aparna said

    Your mini tortes are so pretty crowned with caramel decorations.

  11. Anula said

    Love what you did with the caramel 🙂 Your mini torts look very delicious and so cute 🙂

  12. Sugar Chef said

    Great job, you were so smart to leave the lemon juice out of the caramel. Love the spiral caramel decoration.

  13. Erna said

    Love your mini tortes. Especially the caramel design. I wanted to play around with it too,but with two little ones couldn’t find the time. Your buttercrem looks delicious too!

  14. Jill said

    Love, love, LOVE the caramel decorations!! Each one is beautiful! Mini dobos are so cute! 🙂

  15. Kitty said

    Welcome! You are fantastic! What an incredible feat, you did an amazing job! I’m jealous! Next month I won’t wait until the last minute… it’s much more enjoyable that way!

  16. allyall said

    Very cute mini cakes! Love your caramel decorations! So pretty!

  17. Lauren said

    Gorgeous job!! Your photos are stunning, and I love your decorations =D.

  18. anna said

    Oh, I love these! I need to practice more with my caramel to get patterns that lovely!

  19. sara said

    Gorgeous towers! I love your mini dobos. 🙂

  20. CookiePie said

    Beautiful tortes! They look so delicious and elegant!!

  21. isa said

    Your mini cakes are adorable! I love your caramel decorations – I failed mine!
    Nicely done!

  22. Wow I just love those mini tortas and your buttercream worked out so well. I like how you put the sticks in the stack to keep them straight. And that caramel is to die for. Cheers from Audax in Australia

  23. Mandy, I don’t even like coffee, but I would scarf those little Dobos’ down in no time! When I saw them in the DK forum, I was awed! Gorgeous execution and, as always, amazing photos! They look so creamy and delish!!

  24. chef_d said

    Beautiful looking mini tortes! Congratulations

  25. Valerie said

    Very cute tortes, and great job on the caramel! I agree that the lemon was unnecessary. I love the addition of coffee and frangelico in the buttercream!

  26. butterandsugar said

    So beautiful! I love your sugar circles!

  27. Those little cakes are perfect! loved the caramel spirals..
    Thanks for your lovely comment 🙂

  28. pragmaticattic said

    I love the caramel decorations! And I love the flavor combinations. I also used praline paste in my buttercream. Now, I’m wishing I went with coffee, too. Mmmm, coffee . .. .

  29. MandyM said

    Thanks to everyone for your lovely comments! 😀

  30. Lisa said

    I absolutely love the flavor combos you went with and I whole heartedly agree a tiramisu version would be heavenly!

    Beautiful lil cakes and I loved the idea of your surprise for your neighbors.. how sweet is that? 🙂

    Well done!


  31. linda said

    Love your mini version, lovely decoration!

  32. Christi said

    so so pretty, great job!

  33. Holly said

    Beautiful caramel decorations! Your cakes are so cute and I love the pale brown color of the buttercream against the caramel in the pictures. Fantastic job!

  34. Mandy…when I read your comment on my tiopic, I was totally amazed and I laughed like I did not laugh before, you know at the same moment I was talking to one of my friends on the Yahoo messenger, she is a daring baker too, and she told me that the Dobos torta she liked the best is for one daring baker called Mandy, I asked her to send me a link for the page you posted in your pics, at the same moment I received your comment….LOL
    The world is toooo small now.
    I was toally agree that your Dobos torta is amazing, great job Mandy,thanks a lot dear for your kind words on my blog ;))

    • MandyM said

      Oh! I love it when stuff like that happens 😀
      I’ve been having a few “small world” moments lately too!

      Thanks so much for your compliments, it’s really appreciated 🙂
      I can’t wait to see your next challenge!

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