Wednesday, February 18, 2009

TWD:DEVILS WHITE OUT CAKE


Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Stephanie of Confessions of a City Eater for being bold enough to
choose this cake for our TWD selection this week. You see people, this cake is the cover to the bible
that is Baking: From My Home To Yours by Dorie Greenspan. This very cover is the cover that
inspired so many to purchase the book, bake the recipes, and experience the mind blowing delectable
outcomes! Again, thanks Stephanie! So, where do I start? This cake was a true winner. The chocolate
layers were as rich, moist, and chocolaty as can be. I used Lindt bittersweet chocolate as well as chopped
Trader Joe's milkchocolate throughout the batter. Now the frosting...oh the frosting. Billows of
marshmallow meringue blanketed the surroundings of the chocolate layers like white on rice. I used
my mini kitchen blow torch to brown the top of the cake which, by the way, was baked in a 5 inch pan
so that I had enough batter to make these......

Cupcakes! Yes, delicious little mini devils white out cakes topped with swirls of browned marshmallow
meringue and a sprinkle of chocolate flakes. Talk about the perfect the little treat. These tasty little
cakes definitely suffice. In conclusion folks, this cake is a keeper! This is the kind of recipe I will print
from the book,laminate, frame, and hang in my kitchen as a story in the bible of Dorie Greenspan which
should never be forgotten! Please do yourself a favor and check out the recipe at Stephanie's blog here!

14 comments:

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous! I can't get over how much I love the toasted marshmallow look on this cake

Teanna said...

WOW! Those are some GORGEOUS cupcakes! And I love that cake! It is so professional looking!

something sweet by karen said...

looks beautiful, i love the toasted marshmallow look too. i'm going to go the cupcake route with these next time i think, layer cakes never seem to work out right for me!

Megan said...

Holy moly! That is a true work of art. I never thought to break out the torch, although that would have made it more exciting!

BTW - have you changed your blog? Your print is realllllly hard to read. It shows up super small. Just so you know.

Melissa said...

Megan,
Is the print only small on this post? For some reason when I post on my MAC as opposed to my PC it comes out super small. Are the other posts legible?

Let me know, thanks!!

Tracey said...

Amazing photos!! Like everyone else, I think the toasted marshmallow looks great.

Jules Someone said...

Love the toasted marshmallow! What a great looking cake.

Sophie said...

Your cake came out so pretty, the cupcakes are so sweet! :)

TeaLady said...

Fantastic. Those little ones are just perfect. And browning the marshmallow frosting - genius!

TeaLady said...

Fantastic. Those little ones are just perfect. And browning the marshmallow frosting - genius!

Gigi said...

Fantastic version of the cover cake! Love the browned meringue top!

SiHaN said...

blow torching it! that's a fantastic idea! the swirls.. are soo pretty..

Lillian said...

I love the flame effect -- it really makes the cake look professional. Great idea!

Engineer Baker said...

Love the toastiness! So pretty and swirly. And the cupcakes - their cuteness is overwhelming. Beautiful job.