Tuesday, February 17, 2009
TWD - Devil's Food White Out Cake
Yay, the cover photo recipe for Dorie's book! Cake! Frosting! Do the wave, people!
I made this cake over the weekend, made the frosting yesterday afternoon, and took it to last night's scout meeting, where I successfully used it to bribe the other parents into taking on volunteer positions. There is nothing like cake to bend people to my will.
(aside: this is why the cake pictured is sitting on a lovely Harvest Gold Tupperware cake taker. Just keepin' it real for you guys.)
(aside to the aside: they say you can tell how long ago someone got married by the color of their Tupperware. Mine is almost all that pale aqua-blue color, with the exception of the Harvest Gold Cake Taker. But I was a child bride.)
The cake went together well; it did what it was supposed to do, I didn't really have any problems with rising like some other TWD'ers had, and while I was nervous about the meringue frosting, having never made one before, it came together without a hitch. Score!
Everyone at the troop meeting told me how good the cake was, so I'm going to have to take their word for it, because here comes my deep, troubling confession:
I hate marshmallows. HATE them. Oh, I will eat s'mores with the best of them, but only by thrusting my marshmallow directly into the flame and charring it to a smoldering, blackened heap that no longer tastes like marshmallow, but is hot enough to smelt iron and therefore also to cause my Hershey bar to become softened and gooey and yum. I do not eat Rocky Road anything. I do not eat sweet potatoes with marshmallow topping. I do not like them, Sam I Am.
But, I dutifully ate a piece of cake. And spent the whole time choking back the oppressive taste of the marshmallow in the frosting, just thinking of England and wanting it to be over.
Like I said, everyone else liked it. Or at least told me they did. And volunteered for things, so it works for that if you need a fail-safe plan. But I probably won't be eating this particular cake again soon.
Since it's not Stephanie's fault that I have deep and troubling marshmallow issues, go check out her blog, Confessions of a City Eater, for the recipe and just to say, "hey, thanks! We love marshmallows!" And check out the TWD blogroll because there are some really interesting interpretations of this week's recipe, as well.
Next week: Caramel Crunch Bars, which I am certain I will be able to genuinely embrace, to the point that someone will probably have to prise my greedy fingers off the top of the aqua blue square Tupperware lid.