Tuesdays with Dorie: DEVILS FOOD WHITE OUT CAKE

My dietary trends tend to be a little like my wardrobe - somethings are only pulled out for company and certain holidays, some are just right for a night in on the couch, and some are beautiful pieces that deserve to be taken out for a good time. When Stephanie at Confessions of a City Eater chose this week's posting, she hit number three dead-on. Not only is this cake the first in the "Celebration Cakes" section, it also graces the cover of the cookbook. It's definitely quite a looker. And slightly intimidating, in the same way a pair of fabulous, four-inch heels can be. As I'm typically a flats girl, I decided to down-size a little and make cupcakes. The icing was an adventure since I discovered in the middle of making it that I didn't have any cream of tartar. Now I know you can't substitute corn starch...but I did anyway, just to see. It turned out runny so I put it in a pan and cooked it until it got bubbly and just a little singed on the bottom, like a slightly roasted marshmellow. I loved it on the cupcakes! The cake is amazingly brownie-like and scrumptious with a lovely deep dark chocolate color. The weird icing made it very s'more like which I loved. It turned out to be a very good mess-up.

6 comments:

chocolatechic said...

I think they are cute.

Flourchild said...

Hey if it was a mess up and it tasted good thats OK! I think your little cakes look scrumptious!

Anonymous said...

I love that icing! It looks so great and fluffy!!!!

Teanna said...

I love that icing! It looks so delicious and fluffy!

Engineer Baker said...

I like the shoe analogy - wish I had more reasons to wear 4" heels :) Adorable cupcakes!

mike said...

Those are very cute - what a creative way to alter the recipe. Love the frosting too - it looks delicious. I admire your courage to try new substitutions! Nice job!