Tuesday, February 17, 2009

TWD: Devil's Food White Out Cake

I love to make cakes. There is something about the different parts and the assembly that I just really enjoy. Particularly since you can usually do the different parts of the recipe on different days. The thing about cakes though... it's hard for me to justify making them unless there's a special occasion. I live alone... work in a small office... so, it's kind of hard to find ways to get rid of large, beautiful cakes.

So, I was thrilled when I recently acquired some mini springform pans! I don't know their exact size (err... don't remember), but I think they are 4.5 inch round and they are perfect for halving cake recipes! This was my first time using them and what a great cake to christen them with!

This week's Tuesday's with Dorie selection was chosen by Stephanie of Confessions of a City Eater and she chose the cover photo recipe: Devil's Food White Out Cake.

It's a rich, chocolate cake with layers of a homemade marshmallow-y frosting. I was excited about the frosting, because since it's an meringue type of frosting... it has WAY less the calories than a buttercream would have. So, I allowed myself to taste more than just a forkful. More like... 3-4 forkfuls. And then after I photographed it... I had to put it in the trash. So sad... but, I just can't trust myself to come home from work to a cake in the fridge (even if it is a mini cake!).

I was also excited that the decorating technique was easy for someone who sucks at decorating. It's just extra cake crumbled and pressed into the frosting! It looks cool and allows for lots of lee-way with those of us who struggle in the decorating department.

I immediately thought of a Ho-Ho when I tasted this cake. That's exactly what it tastes like to me, except... it's better, because there is WAY more marshmallow-y cream (and we all know that's the best part of a Ho Ho) in this cake than there is your standard Ho-Ho.

A fun cake, tasty cake.