Tuesday, February 17, 2009
TWD - Devil's Food White Out Cake
This week’s TWD recipe is Devil’s Food White Out Cake chosen by Stephanie of Confessions of a City Eater. I made this cake down in Christchurch and we ate it on Sunday night at a family dinner.
The photo does not do this cake justice – actually the plate I put it on had a lipped edge, so it looks like a big pudding instead of a cake. This cake was absolutely delicious. It was a simple chocolate cake, baked in two round cakes tins, then cut into 4 layers, three of them being sandwiched together to form the cake, the fourth being crumbed and used to coat the top and sides of the cake. Actually, it was just meant to be the sides of the cake, but I didn’t take a photo of what the cake was meant to look like with me and so did the top as well. One of the most delicious things about this cake was the chopped chocolate which was stirred through the cake batter before baking – it meant that when you ate the cake you were treated with these little lumps of chocolate. So yummy!
The cake was sandwiched together and covered with a meringue style frosting. Seeing as I wasn’t baking in my own kitchen and to be honest, I just love whipped cream, I actually used whipped cream to layer the cake and cover it. I think the cream was perfect – the cake itself was quite sponge like, so it was like a beautiful chocolate sponge with whipped cream. It also meant that the cake wasn’t too sweet – sometimes I find those real sugary frostings just a bit sweet.
My whole family loved this cake. It was a real treat but actually quite simple to prepare. It would make a great birthday cake. See if the other TWDers loved it as much as I did, here.