February 17, 2009

Devils food white out! TWD

Yeah, I'm kinda caked out. No, we didn't have cake one day after another. I did make this cake a couple of weeks ago and shared it with my son and his wife. Grumpy really liked this cake and my son Justin who isn't a big chocolate eater liked it also. I believe the word from Kristina was that she liked her chocolate cake to be "more chocolate." I think this would have been more chocolatey if I had put the chocolate chips in the cake, but I skipped that step.


This cake kind of reminded me of the Mayonnaise cake my nanny would make me for my birthday. I still think I like the Mayonnaise cake better, but the frosting is basically the same thing. I'm a little notstalgic at writing this because yesterday was the anniversary of my nanny's death. I miss her so much and always will. She was one person I could count on to be there for me and love me no matter what - even if I was wrong. Nobody can replace her in my heart but I can only hope that she lives on in me and that my kids will remember me as I remember her.

This weeks TWD choice comes from Stephanie of Confessions of a City Eater chose Devils Food White Out Cake, pages 247-249 of Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From my home to yours. You can view the recipe by clicking here.

To see the results of the other TWD bakers you can check out our blogroll!

52 comments:

Flourchild said...

I am caked out too..your cake looks great!

Flourchild said...

I am caked out too..your cake looks great!

Debbie said...

Looks very good. I have the book and will definitely be checking this out. My kind of a cake!!!

Marthe said...

Shelby, your cake looks amazing!! I'm sure your sons will remember you with much love!!

Matt's Kitchen said...

It's hard for any recipe to live up to those great ones we grew up loving. I checked out your mayonnaise cake. It looks delicious!

Amanda said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the cake! We did too, and I think the chocolate chips made the cake to be honest. They added that extra oomph :) Sorry about your grandma, HUGS!

Lady Baker said...

Your cake looks wonderful! Sorry about missing your nanny-and I have to say I find I connect with my lost loved ones when I am in the kitchen...making things they made, and making my house smell the way I remember. It's bittersweet, but ultimately comforting to know that I'm carrying on where they left off--or so I'd like to think so! Hope you feel the same way.

Danielle said...

Your cake looks great! I am about caked out myself. I think my butt is feeling the worse of it!

shellyfish said...

Hugs, HoneyB. I miss my grams every single day, and I know how hard it is. Even though she lived a few oceans away, she loved me so much I felt like she was right here with me.

Your cake is beautiful!

Christy said...

Your cake looks BEAUTIFUL!! I love your photographs too. Great job.

natalia said...

Ciao ! I'm sorry for the sorrow you (and we all) feel for our loved ones who are not longer here. I can just send you a super hug !!

The cake is super !

Spryte said...

That looks great!!

Barbara Bakes said...

How nice that you had such a great relationship with your grandma. Mine lived an hour away and we didn't see them a lot.

Jules Someone said...

That looks lovely! Good thing we have cookies next week.

Di said...

Your cake looks delicious. You should definitely try it again with the added chocolate--I think it really made the cake.

Sabrina said...

Shelby! Nice work! Your cake looks like the cover of the cook book!!! You are amazing!

Elyse said...

Your nanny sounds just wonderful. I love that food can evoke such powerful memories; this must be a huge part of why we bake/cook in the first place. Judging by the treats you share on your blog, your kids will have just as many wonderful memories of you!

That cake looks divine! Yours turned out so beautifully.

Netts Nook said...

Works for me anything chocolate your cake looks great.

Maria said...

Nice job on the cake!! I love your photos!! Sorry about your grandma!!

Bellini Valli said...

Good thing that you have plenty of friends, family and co-workers to share all of this with:D

Katy said...

LOL about being caked out. I know what you mean, though. I've almost reached my sugar saturation point, and I'm thinking about VEGETABLES! Gasp!

chocolatechic said...

*gasp*

You skipped the chips....tisk..tisk...tisk!


It looks gorgeous.

Pam said...

Everyone needs a nanny like you had. The cake looks beautiful - I am sure it tasted great without the chips too.

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

That looks SOOO good ~
beautiful job, S!
xo~m.

Bob said...

I'm no where near caked out, myself. I could use some of that. :)

Peggy said...

Of course your cake looks perfect and fabulous. I expected no less. You just have to show me up don't you? hee hee. You are a fabulous cook!! Love the cake.

n.o.e said...

Aww, so sweet about your Nanny. Luckily you have some sweet things to remember her by. This was was good, but I'll have to say the chocolate pieces were great in the layers. Yours is absolutely beautiful and I'm glad it was a hit.
Nancy

Megan said...

The cake is beautiful and so are your memories of your nanna. God Bless You Shelby!

Gabe's Girl said...

What a wonderful way to remember a loved one. I always think of my grandpa when I make lasagna. He always loved my lasagna. He always would ask me, "Mija, when you come and visit, would you make me your lasagna?" After he passed, it took me forever to make it again.

Your cake looks great! Thanks for sharing your memory with us. Hope Grumpy is well.

Patsyk said...

Your cake turned out so nice! We all have a favorite cake from childhood, mine is a red devil's food cake that my mom made.

Laura said...

I have been scared of that recipe since getting that book. I am so impressed at all of your cakes! Layers scare me. :)

Linda said...

Isn't it nice to get those little memories once in awhile? Thanks for sharing this recipe. Wow, haven't had this in a long time.
It is a nice tribute to your gram.

Jenny said...

I am a chocoholic 100% and would love a nice slice of your cake with a cold glass of milk. Well done Shelby!!

farah said...

Your cake is beautiful and i'm glad your family enjoyed it :)

leanne said...

Beautiful cake. We enjoyed it too. Although now we are caked out!

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Now that's my kinda cake.

Teanna said...

I'm sure your Nanny would be proud of all that you accomplish! Gorgeous cake!

The Hungry Mouse said...

How did I miss this post? This looks amazing! I just got out of a big meeting and, man, would I love a giant slice of this right about now. :D

+Jessie

Fit Chick said...

Shelby, your cake looks just like the picture in book! Great job! Your mayonaise cake recipe also looks delicious, will try it next time.

Fit Chick said...

Shelby, your cake looks just like the picture in book! Great job! Your mayonaise cake recipe also looks delicious, will try it next time.

Michele said...

Your cake looks picture perfect.

Shelly said...

You have a great blog! A lot of recipes for me to "sink my teeth" into!

Chez US said...

I hear you about being caked out .... hard to keep baking every week. Love the Dorie group but the belt is getting a little tight! Your cake looks fantastic!

Melissa said...

Wow! That looks incredible. I wish I could reach through the screen with a fork. :)

Erin said...

What a beautiful looking cake! The topping looks perfect.

pinkstripes said...

Your cake looks gorgeous. YUM!

Kevin said...

Great looking cake!

Virginie Meyers said...

I sympathize about losing your nanny. I lost my nana two years ago, and I still miss so much. My best food memories come from her kitchen.

The Food Librarian said...

Your layers are incredible! Looks perfect.

TeaLady said...

Not just caked out, but sugared out. Wonder how many of these I can make with Splenda.....

Your cake looks luscious.

Lillian said...

Your slices look very neat -- mine were a mess. Your whole cake is lovely!

Engineer Baker said...

Beautiful job - I'm a bit caked out too, so I completely understand.

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