Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie: Devil's Food White Out Cake

The Cover Cake. This is the cake shown on the cover of the book, all fluffy and perfectly cut. I was not sure that my attempt would turn out at all. But I had faith, I mean I made pate a choux, which was something I never even dreamed I could make.
It just happened to be my mom's birthday so it was the perfect chance to make this cake. I didn't have any problems putting the batter together and baking it. My main issues came after it was baked. Even after cooling it when I sliced the two rounds they cracked and crumbled a lot. They also didn't rise very much at all, they were not as high as the picture suggests.
The frosting was tricky, I had to engage the help of my husband at one point so I didn't risk pouring the molten lava of frosting parts on myself. Granted this would have been easier to do if I had a, ahem, stand mixer.
It was a pretty tasty cake, my family thought it reminded them of a snack cake, like a Ding Dong. Everyone (well except my six year-old niece) liked it, although in the end she relented and said she liked it too. There were no leftovers either, we gobbled it up so I didn't have a chance to see how much better it would be the next day.
Thank you to Stephanie of Confessions of a City Eater for this fun selection!

10 comments:

Jessica said...

I loved this cake & I'm so glad that your family liked it as well. I agree with the assessment of a ding dong taste (but in a really great, homemade sort of ding dong way). Oh, I love your playlist! I just downloaded one of the songs!

SiHaN said...

That certainly looks delightful! Perhaps I would give the cover cake a shot too if I've more free time the end of this week.

mike said...

Wow - it looks fantastic! I love your cake stand too - I'm glad (most) everyone liked it and that your frosting turned out (as opposed to mine). Nicely done!

pinkstripes said...

Your cake looks great. I'm glad it was a hit. Perfect timing with your Mom's birthday.

Teanna said...

I would gobble that cake up too if I were there! It looks delicious!

farah said...

Well done on a great looking cake! I love the picture of the empty plate with only crumbs left :)

Jess said...

That picture of the batter...yum! Glad you and your family enjoyed it. I don't think the frosting held up well overnight, so better to eat it the same day!

TeaLady said...

Glad all y'all liked it. We all did too. Frosting was good, cake, maybe.

The Food Librarian said...

Glad everyone liked the cake! Looks great!

Lillian said...

It did sort of taste like a Ding Dong, didn't it? I ahdn't really thought of that before.