AThis Dobos Torte is very rich and slightly on the sweeter side. It’s perfect for a special occasion and was a hit with my husband, our daughter and most of our guests. There are always going to be a few people who aren’t fond of rich sweet cakes and I’m one of them! So you might want o cut the cake into 16 portions instead of 12.
I took my caramel off the heat a bit earlier so it was sticky rather than hard. The sponge pieces absorbed the caramel to produce a slightly chewy layer which was better than hard caramel, but wasn’t really very nice.
The fudgy buttercream was much nicer than I expected but meant that I had to keep the cake refrigerated except whaen I was ready to serve it. There was one slice left for the next day, and I must say the torte tasted better the next day. My layers weren’t quite as thin as I would have liked, but I was quite happy on the whole with my effort and the torte.