Wednesday, February 18, 2009

TWD: Devil's Food White Out Cake

Oh my, my life sure has been crazy lately. First the detached retina, surgery and recovery (thanks again for all the well wishes). Then my case that I have been working on for over 2 years is finally going to trial. So it was an immediate hit the pavement when I returned to work. And it has been brutal for us all, so not much baking. I have now moved into a hotel with my trial team - so no oven and no more baking. We could be here anywhere from only a few days more - to 8 weeks or more!!!! If that's the case, I'll have to plead with Laurie to let me stay in the TWD club and be on inactive status while I am living out of a hotel. Although I have thought about trying to bake a TWD recipe with the hotel kitchen!!

So the night before we moved into the hotel, I made this week's TWD recipe - Devil's Food White Out Cake chosen by Stephanie of Confessions of a City Eater. Since my pictures leave something to be desired, check out the other TWD'ers here.

I was so happy that no one chose this during the first year of Tuesday's with Dorie so I could make it. I have to admit I was intimidated, but since I knew it could be my last chance to do TWD for a while, I gave it a try late Friday night. The result - everyone on my trial team loved the cake (although they may have been being kind because they have to work with me in such close quarters for a while!). I, of course, didn't try it like most of my baking, but I did get to try the frosting which was dairy free and I loved that! So good marks on the taste, but my cake looked nothing like the cover recipe that's for sure. First of all I put too much of the crumbs on the cake, and it just wasn't as big and grand. And when I finally took a picture of a cut slice a day later, most of the frosting had soaked into the cake - which made it more moist! So, slightly embarassed by photos, but here we go: