Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Devil's Food White Out Cake; TWD



For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, Stephanie, of Confessions of a City Eater chose Devil's Food White Out Cake, on pages 247-249 of Baking, From my Home to Yours, by Dorie Greenspan. It is also the cake on the cover of the book!



I was a little intimidated by this recipe; adding boiling water and melted chocolate to the batter, bringing the syrup for the frosting to 242 degrees, while whipping the egg whites when the syrup is at 135 degrees. It seemed somewhat complex and I didn't expect mine to turn out great. I could have had great expectations though, because this cake turned out, ummm, dare I say, divine?



For the chocolate chunks in the cake, I did not have any semi-sweet or milk chocolate, so I used Ghiradelli Intense Dark Espresso Escape. This was really delicious in the chocolate cake.. I could add coffee to any chocolate, I believe.



My grandma gave me a hand pouring the 242 degree syrup into the egg whites I was beating, and we achieved a shiny, marshmallowy frosting. It really tasted like marshmallow cream.



I was able to lure the 15 year old away from the video game to lick the beaters. I assembled the layers of cake and frosting.



We had a late afternoon snack, and might have ruined our appetite for supper. Oh, well, Dorie says this is "not to be cut daintily or eaten with restraint". I would add it is not to be only an after dinner dessert.

8 comments:

Lady Baker said...

impressive plating of your cake! Yours is book-cover worthy for sure--down to those perfectly shine-a-licous egg whites!

Andrea said...

Your cake looks amazing, just like the cover! I loved the marshmallow fluff-like frosting too :) I'm glad this cake turned out so perfectly for you even though you were imtimitated at the start. Wonderful job!

Middle Aged Woman Blogging said...

Oh........ My........... Gawed!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

SS,
Your cake looks perfect! Looking at yours, I really realize that I think my icing, even on my second cake, is not quite right...
Jennifer

Amy said...

Beautiful! This recipe was a bit of a hand-full, but I'm glad I made it!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

Leslie said...

Oh my, your cake is a sight to behold! Adding an espresso chocolate is brilliant, I bet it was a tasty addition!

Pamela said...

Great job! Your cake looks like it was just pulled off of the book! My icing wasn't quite as successful as yours, but I hope to try it again soon.

pinkstripes said...

Your cake looks gorgeous. I love it!