Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Devils Food White Out Cake

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Stephanie of Confessions of a City Eater. This is the cover recipe for the book we've been baking from, so my expectations were pretty high, and I wasn't let down. A devil's food cake is sliced into four layers (if you can get it to rise, a common problem amongst the bakers) and is layered with marshmallow-like white frosting. Dorie leaves the option to frost all four layers like a normal cake, but I took her lead and copied her in chopping up one of the layers and using it as decoration.

If (when?) I make this cake again, I'm going to use some smaller cake pans so I can get thicker layers of cake. Because the texture was perfectly fine, I'm assuming that this cake just isn't meant to rise as much as I had expected, but I was a little bummed out by how much smaller it was than I had anticipated. Still, the mix of dark chocolate cake with light vanilla marshmallowy cream makes this cake a definite favorite.

Recipe: Baking: From My Home to Yours, by Dorie Greenspan, pp. 247 - 249

12 comments:

dorie said...

Your cake looks just right -- hope, as you hinted, that you'll make it again.

Amanda said...

I thought it was wonderful too!

farah said...

Well done, it looks great :)

Leslie said...

You got a Dorie comment! How exciting. Your cake looks great!

Teanna said...

Your cake looks great!! And Dorie loved it, too!? Nice work!

Nancy said...

This cake was delicious, wasn't it? Great job.

Fit Chick said...

Nice job! Yes, it was wonderfully good!!!

pinkstripes said...

Your cake looks delicious. I'm glad you liked it.

TeaLady said...

CAke looks just great. It was pretty good.

Sharon said...

Heaven on earth?

Lillian said...

It looks great -- pillowy and lovely!

mike said...

Love your perfect, fluffy white frosting! You've made it a really fun-looking cake - and delicious too!