I felt better this afternoon so I went ahead and made the cake. Here's what it looks like.
I waited until it was completely cool before I put on the caramel and nuts and then waited until it was completely cool before cutting it, so I didn't get that pool of caramel. It was really good. How does everyone continue to bake each week and not gain lots of weight? I may have to quit because I don't know if I can keep doing this and not gain a ton of weight.