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: