devils food white out cake

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You know what the best thing about this cake was? No worries about getting crumbs in the frosting!

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But really the best thing was the rich chocolate cake layered with fluffy vanilla frosting, which pretty much sums up my favorite dessert. I used to get it all the time in college at my favorite dessert café.

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I made one third of the cake recipe in pans large enough to hold one quarter of the recipe, because I heard that there was some problems with the cake not rising. My cakes seemed to rise okay. But clearly I need to wrap a wet towel around the pans or invest in the magic cake strips for these little pyrex pans, because I always end up with the weirdest shaped cakes when I use them.

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I was supposed to cut the cake layers in half and crumble one of the layers, but with such domed tops that I’d have to cut off anyway, it seemed like a shame to crumble a whole layer in addition. Instead, I made my cake four layers instead of three and just used the crumbs from the evened out tops to decorate the outside.

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I don’t have much experience with this marshmallowy type of frosting, but I really liked it with this cake. I love meringue anyway – I love the feel of all the little bubbles popping in my mouth. I added a pinch of salt to the frosting to cut the sweetness a little. Also, bonus – fat free frosting!

Altogether, this was a great cake. Stephanie, who chose this recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie, has the recipe posted.

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Comments

  1. Nancy/n.o.e says:

    Bridget, we had such similar baking experience with this one. I used 2/3 of the batter for pans that should have used 1/2, and I used the domes to make the crumbles. I almost went with a 4 layer (and probably should have), BUT I had huge problems with my icing and couldn’t use a lot of it because it scrambled. I love the way yours looks; and I agree that it tasted fantastic!
    Nancy

  2. Joelen says:

    Beautiful pics and your 4 layer cake looks delicious!

  3. Chris says:

    Fat-free frosting?! Crumbly chocolate cake?? Count me in! :)

  4. Tracey says:

    Your photos are amazing. I don’t even have the words for how jealous I am! Great job on the cake :)

  5. Steph says:

    I need to get mini pans too! Too bad there are no mini pans for sale near me except for the Wilton ones at Michael’s. Your cake looks really good. I used the domed tops for crumbs too. I remember reading a really good chocoalte cake review you did earlier between Hershey’s and CI’s Old fashioned. How do you think this compares to those two. The funny thing is I made all three, but I can’t exactly remember anymore..way too much baking going on!

  6. Vibi says:

    Love the mini, Bridget! Too cute!

  7. Karen says:

    Beautiful pictures! That is funny that you like the bubbles. I didn’t notice them.

  8. Erin says:

    Your cake looks beautiful! I am also a huge fan of this type of frosting.

  9. Looks fantastic! It’s so cute.

  10. VeggieGirl says:

    AMAZING!!

  11. such a cute little cake!

  12. Teanna says:

    Oh wow those photos really are truly stunning!!!! They make me want a piece right now!

  13. Manggy says:

    That is sooo cute! And I am such a fan of marshmallowy frosting, since I was 9 years old :) It’s such a great companion to chocolate!

  14. Jillian says:

    Beautiful!

  15. mike says:

    Nice looking cake! My layers domed as well – even using baking strips… the photos make it look truly delicious!

  16. Jules says:

    Such cute little cakes! I just always make a whole recipe of everything. I can’t handle the math.

  17. bunnies4buddha says:

    Mmmmm….Marshmallows :)

  18. Lisa says:

    Wow! I especially love the DOF in the last picture. I was wondering the same thing as Steph. Which one would you choose?

  19. bridget says:

    Steph, Donna – Yikes! I really don’t know. I guess that’s why I always have to do side-by-side comparisons – otherwise it’s hard to remember little differences!

  20. Linda says:

    I love your mini cake — what a delicious looking treat!

  21. teaandscones says:

    Your mini cake is adorable. Great job.

  22. Lillian says:

    Your photos are wonderful! (And the cake looks pretty good too!)

  23. Caitlin says:

    Wow, that’s absolutely beautiful! I love how erupted your cakes turned out though – too funny :) Lucky you to get four layers out of yours; it looks perfect!

  24. Shari says:

    Looks perfect!

  25. Farah says:

    Your cake looks fantastic and your photos are wonderful. Good job :)

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