This week Stephanie of Confessions of a City Eater chose the cover photo recipe of Dorie Greenspan’s Baking: From My Home to Yours….Devils Food White Out Cake. What a cake! I’ll be honest here – I wasn”t sure that this recipe could be THAT much better than a box. I mean, SO MUCH WORK. So many pans. So many dirty dishes. But I wanted to give it a shot.
For my bittersweet chocolate, I used Godiva, and for the milk chocolate I used Lindt. No cheapie chocolate for a cake as intensive as this one. It really made it decadent, that’s for sure. I love that the pieces of chocolate that weren’t melted into the batter were chewy and unexpected in each bite of cake, and I also loved the light and airy marshmallow icing. Hardly notcieable, but the cake needed it…how do you explain that?
As you can see, I went a little fancy on my decorations. Since I was serving this for Valentine’s Day dinner with friends, I wanted to fancy it up a bit. So I wrapped it in a thin layer of chocolate that I kind of ruffled and embellished it with chocolate transfer paper. I also used a heart shaped cookie cutter and made a few heart to go on top as well. It’s pretty, I think…not too bad for my first attempt at using the transfers (which are kind of intimidating!).
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