Tuesday, 17 February 2009

TWD: Devil's Food White Out Cake


The recipe chosen for TWD this week is THE cake on the book cover, which is called devil's food white out cake. And I think this could be the recipe that most TWD-ers were dying to try out! As mentioned before, most of my baking utensils are not with me at the moment and I thought that I would have to give the recipe a miss. But my dear friend, E was kind enough to let me use her brand new, spacious and well equipped kitchen (i.e., my dream kitchen) to bake the cake. Don't you think that she the nicest person in the world? ;-)

E had all the ingredients ready when I arrived. We were happily chatting away while I prepared the batter at the same time. I always thought that I'm pretty good in multi-tasking but I was obviously wrong. That's because I forgot to include cocoa powder in the batter and I only realised my mistake when both the cake pans were in the oven. Well, it's too late to do anything to salvage the cakes and I could only hope that the cakes would turn out ok.

When the cakes were taken out from the oven, they appeared to be ok. So I let them cooled on a rack while I prepared the frosting. As this was my first time trying out Italian meringue frosting, I fumbled quite a bit and fortunately, I have E with me, and she's been a great help. After the frosting was ready, I cut the two cakes into halves. I had to trouble E to frost the cake for me because my frosting skill is really bad. :-P

The cake was quite moist, but not in a bad way though, and we think that it could be due to the missing 1/2 cup of cocoa powder. In my opinion, the cake tasted great, especially when eaten with the frosting. The recipe is definitely a keeper and the cake is something that would impress the guests. But before I start to serve this cake to my future guests, I would have to give the recipe another try and hopefully I won't miss out any ingredient again!

Head over to Stephanie's blog or here for recipe.

24 Comments:

Helene said...

Great picture. That cake looks so good.

Karen said...

So cute! I am glad it turned out even without the cocoa powder!

Erin said...

Your cake looks beautiful!

Amy said...

Beautiful!!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

Linda said...

I like the way you displayed the cake.. hehe I would've loved to see how it actually looks inside

finsmom said...

This picture is utterly gorgeous!!!

vibi said...

To this day, I still wonder how you can make a totaly rustic looking food, soooooo perfectly delicate.

Magnifique, Piggy!

Y said...

Looks stunning! Wish you had included a picture of it sliced too, for extra drool factor :D

A little about me ... said...

Piggy, it is my pleasure to have you. Next week TWD?

Teanna said...

So glad that you liked it, even with the missing ingredient! Gorgeous!

leanne said...

Beautiful picture. I might have even liked it better made your way.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

glad you still wound up with a tasty (and beautiful) cake!

Stardust said...

Piggy, this picture is absolutely stunning!! The cake looks convincing even with the leftout. I'd be very flattered if I could have you bake something in my kitchen. =P

Tracey said...

Great picture! The setting looks so peaceful. Glad you enjoyed it!

Jess said...

Such a beautiful little cake! We all have those forgetful ingredient moments from time to time but it looks like it didn't affect your results too much!

pinkstripes said...

Your cake looks wonderful. I'm glad you liked it. YUM.

The Food Librarian said...

Don't tell Dorie, but I think your cake is prettier than the cover!

TeaLady said...

This cake seemed quite tolerant of mistakes. That's a good thing. Yours looks just right.

Lillian said...

An awful lot of people seem to have left something out or added something they weren't supposed to, and it always worked anyway. That's the definition of a good recipe, in my book!

VelezDelights said...

The picture is really nice! And that was really nice of E to lend you her kitchen =)

Engineer Baker said...

Lucky you to have a kitchen to borrow :) Beautiful cake - maybe next time with the cocoa? :-P

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Your cake looks perfect even without the cocoa powder!

Food For Tots said...

You r so lucky to have a good partner for TWD. The cake looks so lovely!

Anonymous said...

dear steaphanie can you please help me make chocolate using powderd sugar please thanks for your understanding and coperation.
thanks from miss nazree