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.

23 comments:

n.o.e said...

Your whipped cream frosting sounds divine, but you missed all the fun of the cooked icing! This was a lovely cake. And the picture of the cake on the recipe page has the top covered, and that's how I made mine too. Great cake!
Nancy

Marthe said...

This sounds really great, now I really feel like I missed out... I did a rewind instead. Looks like everyone liked it, since there is so little left of the cake!!

Engineer Baker said...

Wasn't it fun to do the cover cake? Yours looks beautiful - not at all like pudding, just like a wonderfully tasty cake :)

Jess said...

The whipped cream icing sounds wonderful with this cake - although I hope you get a chance to try the cooked frosting sometime. Your cake looks great!

Di said...

Nice job, Tammy! As I was eating mine, I thought that it would be great with whipped cream. And I wasn't paying attention either--I put crumbs all over my cake, not just on the sides. =)

Stephanie said...

Whipped cream icing would have been a perfect substitute! I'm so glad you like the cake :)

Elyse said...

I've yet to make this one, but it just sounds so delicious! And from your description and pictures, it is quite delicious!!

Cakelaw said...

What a great looking cake - it doesn't look pudding-y at all. I agree that this was yum!

Jules Someone said...

I like whipped cream better than marshmallow as well. Lovely!

HoneyB said...

Whipped cream, I would have eaten the whole thing by myself then. lol. Great job!

chocolatechic said...

Whipped cream frosting.

Great idea.

Kimberly Johnson said...

Wait ... we were only supposed to put crumbs on the sides? Huh. Oops. The cake was delicious. I wasn't overly crazy about the frosting so your idea of using whipped cream frosting sounds divine. YUM!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

looks great, and so nice you made it for your family!

Jacque said...

I think whipped cream would have been wonderful. Too bad Dorie didn't list that as an option.

I'm glad you enjoyed it... I liked the chocolate chunks in the cake too.

Pamela said...

Looks great!! Your cake really looks just about perfect!

Peggy said...

Love whipped cream. . I bet that was delicious!! It is a great cake.

Teanna said...

So glad you loved it! It really was a fantastic cake, especially for a birthday!

Michele said...

Your cake looks lovely! Whipped cream was a great idea!

mike said...

Whipping cream - now there's a great twist. Much easier than the boiled frosting! Nice looking cake!

pinkstripes said...

I'm glad the cake was a hit with your family. It looks wonderfully fluffy and delicious.

The Food Librarian said...

Love the cream topping! That sounds lovely!

TeaLady said...

Whipped cream and chocolate. Yummy!! But making the frosting was fun. Cake looks great.

Lillian said...

A surprising number of TWDers went with whipped cream, so you may be on to something there. Your cake looks great!