I had the pleasure of making this cake with my sweet cousin (in-law) Gracie. We discovered that George absolutely LOVES Gracie as we caught him laughing hysterically with her a few times.
So Gracie did about half the work, which was fun for her because she likes to bake but her mom doesn’t care for it much. That is exactly how it was in my house; I was the only one who liked to bake and so became the designated baker in the house. I don’t mind, and I don’t think she does either 🙂
We took a couple of days to make this cake because we had to wait on one of the ingredients so we had a late start in addition to one of the steps taking a very long time (the burnt sugar). I wasn’t too surprised because it was basically making carmel and adding water so it turned into a syrup, but it really did take forever.
Oh my was this one delicious. Everyone loved it. It was just the right amount of every flavor: caramel, maple, cream cheese, etc. I will be happy to make this one again, despite the burnt sugar process taking forever. I am a big caramel/butterscotch fan, so this one was definitely one that made my taste buds happy.