Tuesday, February 17, 2009

TWD - Chocolate White Out Cake

This week's Devil's Food White Out Cake was chosen by Stephanie of Confessions of a City Eater. You can find the recipe on her blog and/or on page 247-249 of Dorie Greenspan's "Baking: From My Home to Yours". This particular cake is featured on the cover of the cookbook and looks quite spectacular! Dorie's looks spectacular - mine, not so much!


I always seem to struggle with layer cakes and this one was no exception! The cake itself was pretty simple and straightforward and tasted delicious. I will definitely be referring back to this one although I may use a different frosting.


The frosting is fluffy, marshmallowy, and not overly sweet. I thought that it tasted OK but was not crazy about it. At the very last minute I decided to make one single cupcake, hollow out the center and fill it with the frosting. The cupcake was fabulous! The frosting had the perfect texture and consistency for filling a cupcake! I will do the cupcakes again.


I had a picture of the inside but it seems to have disappeared from my memory stick! When I spread the frosting between the cake layers, I didn't add equal amounts to each layer so my cake looks a little wonky on the inside.

Please check out the TWD blogroll to see how the rest of the bakers did this week.

15 comments:

Pamela said...

The cupcake was a great idea and I would try that next time around, too. Your cake looked great.

natalia said...

I loved it as a cake and would love so much a cupcake !!

Sabrina said...

Wonky! funny word!

Everything looks great though!

Amanda said...

Still looks good to me! We enjoyed this cake!

Chez US said...

Looks great & I love the little cupcake. I thought it was a challenge to photograph as well but it sure was good!

Leslie said...

I think your cake looks wonderful! I halved the recipe and made 12cupcakes--this recipe was PERFECT for cupcakes! No splitting layers or trying to get crumbs on the side of the cake. You should try it!

Jess said...

I'd love to make this as cupcakes, too. Your cakes (big and little) look great!

Passionate Baker said...

you're cake still turned out marvelous!
LOVE the little cupcake!
<3

vibi said...

Who cares about wonky, Kimberly! Wonky's delicious! LOL

I'm glad I could make you crave something you don't even like! LOL LOL

Danielle said...

Your cake came out great good job.
I agree I will make this cake again just not with that frosting!

The Food Librarian said...

Just lovely. The cupcake looks too cute. I want to try those next time!

Teanna said...

I LOVE what you did with that cupcake! I would like to turn these into cupcakes next time as well!

Cakelaw said...

I lurve this cake - and yours looks superb. I am not so fussed about balance in the layers and all that jazz. It's what it tastes like that really counts.

TeaLady said...

Cake looks great. It was fairly easy and quite tasty. Love the little cup cake.

Lillian said...

I really wish I had tried cupcakes -- so many people seem to have had really good luck with them. Next time!