Monday, February 16, 2009

TWD: Devils Food White-Out Cake


This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Stephanie of Confessions of a City Eater. 
I was insanely excited when I saw that we would be making the mouth watering cake that is the cover of the book!

The cake itself was not hard to put together, although, for some reason my layers didn't rise that high? Dorie says after the layers are cool, to cut them horizontally to make 4 layers. If I sliced those 2 cakes, the layers would be almost paper thin!
So I made another batch, and made 2 more layers...making the mistake of NOT slicing them horizontally. So while assembling the cake, the 3 layers were pretty thick. And like the picture, I piled on the frosting.
Well, while frosting the rest of the cake, I sort of ran out of frosting, so my mom suggested pushing the cake down, and using the frosting from the middle of the cake, to frost the rest of it.
...BAD IDEA. Although it worked at the time...when I sliced it, there was barely any frosting left on inside of the cake. 
That little incident on the side, it still turned out great! Next time i'll make sure to slice the cakes like the recipe says.

9 comments:

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your cake looks fantastic!

Nancy said...

This was kind of a tricky recipe. I also had thin cakes, but I wonder if that's why it works with the light marshmallow frosting? Dorie's layers look a lot thicker than mine too! Your cake still looks great though!

Passionate Baker said...

thanksss =]]

Amanda said...

All in all it worked and it was delish right? That's what matters! :) YUM!

The Food Librarian said...

The end results looks very yummy. My frosting didn't work at all and had to go with a 7-minute frosting instead. You cake looks rich and yummy.

Teanna said...

Hahah oh no! I think the idea of pushing the cake down to get more frosting out was a good idea in spirit!!! It still looks great!

pinkstripes said...

Your cake looks great. Yeah, not enough frosting was a prob for me too.

TeaLady said...

Mine didn't rise much either so I made an additional 1/2 batch. But the cake was good and we enjoyed the frosting. Yours looks great.

Amanda said...

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