Devils Food White Out Cake (Tuesdays with Dorie)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Devils Food White Out Cake (Dorie Greenspan)
Devils Food White Out Cake

Whew! Getting this one done right under the wire. I was busy this weekend (two movies: Shopaholic - enjoyable but no Bridget Jones; The International - bad but Clive Owen is worth my $13.50 at the Arclight; day trip to UC Santa Barbara to visit my friend's daughter - can't believe little Emily is in college!!) However, I was also the Michael Phelp's of the sport of napping and lounging (sans his extracurricular stupid activities). I think I was horizontal for a whole day with a down comforter, warm cat and the DVR remote control firmly in my grip (it was r.a.i.n.i.n.g. really hard in Los Angeles and the place and its people just shut down!)

Thanks Stephanie of Confessions of a City Eater for picking the Cover Cake: Devils Food White Out Cake on page 247 of Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours.

Devils Food White Out Cake (Dorie Greenspan)
I made half the recipe and used little 4" cake pans. I didn't have success with the frosting (my eggs got curdled, my syrup practically caramelized, and it was just a disaster). I ended up making a 7-minute frosting instead, but do want to try Dorie's recipe again!

Devils Food White Out Cake (Dorie Greenspan)
Two layers are split and one of the layers is crumbled and placed around the cake.

Devils Food White Out Cake (Dorie Greenspan)
Have a great week everyone! I'm going to start earlier on next week's recipe so I'm not stressing so much!!! :) Be sure to check out the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers!

Q-Tip's 12th Birthday
P.S. How perfect is this cake? Today, Feb 17th, is my cat's 13th birthday! Q-Tip is black & white...and my cake matches my cat! Happy Birthday Q-Tip!
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47 comments:

Elyse said... [Reply to comment]

Your cake is so perfect! It turned out just beautifully!

Patsyk said... [Reply to comment]

Your mini cakes turned out so cute! I think that is a great way to make them so you can just nibble a bit and indulge without as much guilt!

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

I love your mini version! I really need to get some 4 inch pans.. if I could find them first!!

Carrian said... [Reply to comment]

Seriously, that looks amazing!! I can't wait to try it~!

Di said... [Reply to comment]

I love the mini cake. And I really need to try 7-minute frosting--I've never made it. Actually, I'm not sure I've ever eaten it, either. Sounds like you had a relaxing weekend--I'm jealous. =) And happy birthday to Q-tip!

Tracey said... [Reply to comment]

I love you mini cake! I put this one off too long as well and am not going to get to it this week. I have made it in the past, though, and it's delicious!

Oh, and happy birthday q-tip! :)

doughmesstic said... [Reply to comment]

Love the minis! I ruined my 4 inch pan by puttingit in the dishwasher - ooops!
Great job - and happy birthday kitty!

Karen said... [Reply to comment]

love the mini cake! :) Cute cat too! Happy birthday kitty!

Jules Someone said... [Reply to comment]

That is such an adorable cake! The frosting messed with me a little. I'd stick to the one you know and love.

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

You got way more done on this rainy weekend than I did! It was the perfect time for staying in and baking which I should have done, but lucky for me, I can drool over your pictures.

n.o.e said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, we were icing twins! My syrup was just going to light amber when I poured it into the egg whites, which proceeded to curdle in big lumps. I figured out part of my problem with reading Dori's very unclear instructions: I was supposed to start the beating on low when the syrup is heating then begin beating it at a high speed when the syrup reaches 235. Oh! Anyway your 7-minute frosting looks fantastic, and the mini is adorable!!
Nancy

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

your mini cake looks absolutely fabulous. I love the lighting in your photos.
perfect birthday cake!

Girl Japan said... [Reply to comment]

I would have never guessed this was a mini cake.. oh it looks so chic and divine, the topping ... that is pretty darn awesome.

SUGAR B said... [Reply to comment]

I like how you accessorized your cat with your cake. Genius! Happy bday kitty. ;)

I made a rectangular cake instead. It turned out well.

Love the mini cake idea.

Marthe said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday to Q-tip!! He does match that cake perfectly!! Your minicake looks amazing.

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

You've been busy! I must say though that your day spent under the comforter with the remote sounds like a dream come true for me!! Oh, what I would give for a whole day with the TV and no one home! Sigh...someday! :o) I also want to try the frosting again, as I refuse to be beaten by a frosting. Love the mini cake!

dharmagirl said... [Reply to comment]

oh, how totally sweet and cute and delicious!

i'm curious about the shopoholic movie (i've actually published an article on the book series:). as a bridget jones fan, i don't think anything can compare...

i'm glad you enjoyed a relaxing weekend!

ovenhaven said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday to Q-tip! It's such a cute name for your cat :P

The cake looks immaculately perfect, btw. Looks just like on the cover!

2.46% said... [Reply to comment]

Your cake looks wonderful. Sounds like you had a great weekend. There's nothing better than being warm and watching fun tv all day when it's raining outside. Happy Birthday Q-Tip! (I love that picture.)

creativecarryout said... [Reply to comment]

I love that you made mini cakes. I love anything in miniature.
We seem to have matching cats - my Boo Radley looks exactly like Q-tip. :)
Michelle
http://oneordinaryday.wordpress.com/

Cathy said... [Reply to comment]

Your cake does match your sweet little cat! Sounds like you had the perfect weekend, and this cake topped it off. Love your mini cakes. Dorie's frosting was quite the adventure; I will probably make a different one next time I make this cake -- the seven minute frosting sounds awesome.

P.S. I can't wait to see Shopaholic!

Peggy said... [Reply to comment]

I'm so glad to hear you say the International is a bad movie and now I will not waste my money on it. I'm not a big Clive fan anyway. Your cake is adorable and perfect!!

Teanna said... [Reply to comment]

Wow those photos are so gorgeous, I am DROOLING!

Teanna said... [Reply to comment]

Wow those photos are so gorgeous, I am DROOLING!

bakingwiththeboys said... [Reply to comment]

I love the picture with just the frosting in between the layers. I could eat it just like that and be perfectly happy.

Fit Chick said... [Reply to comment]

I love your mini cake and your cat! I didn't try the frosting, just made a cream cheese frosting and really liked it. I know what you mean about the rain in SoCal, we get it so seldom that you feel the need to take advantage of it!

How To Eat A Cupcake said... [Reply to comment]

Aw how perfect! B&W cake for your B&W cat! Wow he's old too! My cat is 15! Old cats are awesome! :D

Judy said... [Reply to comment]

Cute little cake and cute cat! Did you wave when you went through Ventura? ;)

leanne said... [Reply to comment]

You cake is beautiful. So is the matching kitty!

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

Happy B-day to your Kitty! I love your cake!! Nice job!!

The Blonde Duck said... [Reply to comment]

I love the mini-cakes! They're so cute!

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

happy birthday to Q-tip! too bad cats can't (or shouldn't) eat cake, cuz that's one perfect white-out!!

Irene said... [Reply to comment]

It looks like a giant oreo cookie!!! I want it! :)

Audrey said... [Reply to comment]

And how perfect are your pictures! I didn't bake along this week because there was too much of a time gap between when I could bake and when I could share the cake...but ooh I wish I had thought of making a 4-inch cake. I would have chanced being home alone with that one!

Megan said... [Reply to comment]

I did a seven minute frosting as well - and it turned out really great!

I tried to go see Shopaholic last weekend, but got stuck going to Mall Cop instead. Boooorrrrriiiinnnggg.

farah said... [Reply to comment]

What a beautiful cake, well done! Your cat is gorgeous, looks just like my old cat.

svonnegut said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday to Q-tip! And thats a yummy looking cake...

Jess said... [Reply to comment]

I love the cute little cake. I've got to miniaturize more things for TWD!

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

nice adjustment and making the 7 minute frosting...i love mini cakes, a yours looks very adorable!

BTW, the arclight rocks --- its the only place my hubby and I see movies now (gotta love the reserved seating).

Reference said... [Reply to comment]

Happy B-D Q-tip! He looks just like my little 9 month old, Maps!!!

Dee said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, you did a great job with the cake. Looks just like the photo. I've been meaning to try the white out cake too. The frosting's that evil Italian meringue one isn't it. Hmm...

Jacque said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, your cake looks perfect! I've never tried 7 minute frosting, but it sure looks tasty.

P.S. my mom's birthday is also Feb. 17. I'm sure she'd be happy to know she share her special day with such a pretty little kitty.

Julia said... [Reply to comment]

Wow... I love the idea of a mini cake and the frosting looks like a cloud! I've eyed this recipe many times (after all, it is hard to miss on the cover of the cookbook) and now I know I must make it. Great photos!

TeaLady said... [Reply to comment]

Love the mini. Great job.

Lillian said... [Reply to comment]

I love those mini-cakes!

Engineer Baker said... [Reply to comment]

Nice save with the 7 min frosting - my frosting looked curdled with crystallized sugar, but it all whipped out in the end - phew! It looks perfectly delicious though, so great job!

Lora said... [Reply to comment]

I looked through your archives to see if you had made this cake. Agnes gave me the book for my birthday (a fabulous gift!) and my son and I decided this was going to be the first recipe we tried. It's amazing. I have always had trouble baking cakes but this turned out absolutely perfect. The frosting turned out as well although I don't find it to taste a lot like marshmallow (and I've made homemade marshmallows). I can't wait to take it to lunch with Agnes and the kids tomorrow!

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