Devil’s Food White Out Cake…

by Jamie on February 16, 2009

This week’s recipe for Dorie’s Devil’s Food White Out cake was chosen by Stephanie of Confessions of a City Eater. I made this recipe back in September, and while we liked the cake itself, the frosting was not really our favorite. This time I decided to do a mini version and use a tried and true recipe for buttercream frosting. The frosting that Dorie’s recipe calls for is a marshmallow-y consistency, I figured this would be perfect, since I love me some marshmallows! However, I personally thought it lacked flavor, so I knew when this recipe came into rotation I would definitely be changing that component. We preferred this cake with with buttercream frosting…but we also love buttercream, so our opinion on the original frosting may be slightly skewed.

If you want the recipe for this cake check Stephanie’s blog and head over to the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll see more versions of this dessert.

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avatar Cathy February 16, 2009 at 11:22 pm

Your cake is beautiful! I liked the frosting, but it was a scary process for me. I am more than open to trying different icings on this. I’ll need to check out yoru buttercream!


avatar Danielle February 17, 2009 at 4:19 am

Your cake is very pretty!
I didnt like this frosting either. I made the cake twice and I used a whipped cream frosting YUM!


avatar Nancy February 17, 2009 at 7:31 am

What a beautiful cake! It does seem like everyone loves the cake, but not so much the frosting. I will have to try a buttercream with the cake also. Your photography is just gorgeous!


avatar Amanda February 17, 2009 at 9:00 am

Wow how gorgeous is that?? We loved the cake too!


avatar AmyRuth February 17, 2009 at 9:10 am

Your perfectly “crumbed” cake looks beautiful. I don’t know how you got such even coverage. That’s impressive. That was the messy part. huh? Anyway, whats not to love about a good buttercream. A great variation for “playing around.” I’m keeping that under my hat for another try at the Cover Cake.
Yours is beautiful. Thanks for visiting and leaving comments.


avatar chocolatechic February 17, 2009 at 9:45 am

Stunning looking cake.


avatar Maria February 17, 2009 at 9:47 am

I love what you did with the cake. The design is beautiful!


avatar Em February 17, 2009 at 9:49 am

I still say this cake is gorgeous!


avatar Amy February 17, 2009 at 10:15 am

Oh wow – beautiful, Jamie!! I’m with you on the marshmallow frosting – I thought it lacked flavor too. And a bit too sweet. But I was glad to have tried it- this was my first experience with a frosting like that. Yours really looks amazing!



avatar farah February 17, 2009 at 11:38 am

I LOVE how you decorated your cake! Well done :)


avatar n.o.e February 17, 2009 at 12:02 pm

I’m a buttercream girl at heart, and making this icing once was plenty for me. I’ll be copying you next time (but not as pretty as yours, no doubt). Great cake!!


avatar Robin February 17, 2009 at 12:26 pm

your cake is gorgeous – love the design, Jamie! I was meh on the frosting too, but I’d totally try the cake again with something different.


avatar Linda February 17, 2009 at 1:08 pm

What a feast for the eyes! Buttercream with this cake sounds delicious.


avatar Jodie February 17, 2009 at 1:57 pm

good call on changing the frosting. That’s what I didn’t like about it. An Italian Meringue BC would be wonderful on this.


avatar Leslie February 17, 2009 at 1:58 pm

I bet this was delish with buttercream! Your cake is so beautiful it looks as good as the one on the cover!


avatar Jennifer February 17, 2009 at 3:33 pm

I wonder if there’s a marshmallow buttercream recipe out there somewhere? I know there’s a marshmallow fondant recipe, so I would think so!
I love how you decorated the cake. It looks so pretty and really has a bakery appearance. (My cake, well, it’s “rustic”!)


avatar vibi February 17, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Okay! I admit… I’m a fan of pink, but I also got crazy for duds (if that’s a way to call those beautiful little mounds of icing! LOL) …they make everything so dainty and girlie: a great way to give a hint of softness to a cake that was I think, supposed to be a bit …rustic.
Magnifique, Jamie!


avatar The Food Librarian February 17, 2009 at 10:33 pm

Your cake is beautiful!!! I love the way you decorated it with the white piping. It looks better than the cover cake!!


avatar Elyse February 17, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Wow! Talk about a beauty of a cake. This is just a work of art. Looks and taste…this cake has it all!


avatar Teanna February 18, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Oh that is just so gorgeous! And I like that you did it with buttercream frosting, I will next time as well, as I didn’t really like the meringue frosting! Gorgeous job!


avatar leanne February 18, 2009 at 3:49 pm

What a beautiful cake. Buttercream is always a winner. I liked this but it is definately not buttercream


avatar Ivette February 18, 2009 at 11:09 pm

Your cake looks gorgeously YUMMY!!!
I bet that butter cream frosting is superb on that cake.. will try!!


avatar pinkstripes February 19, 2009 at 11:43 am

Your cake looks gorgeous. My husband would have preferred a buttercream frosting too.


avatar Ingrid February 19, 2009 at 3:15 pm

Looks good! Too bad about the frosting (I love marshmallow-y stuff,too)though buttercream is always a winner in my book.


avatar Erin February 20, 2009 at 4:52 pm

I love how you decorated this!


avatar TeaLady February 20, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Cute cake with the little peaks.


avatar Lillian February 21, 2009 at 5:55 pm

I love the way you decorated — it looks very professional. Mine was a mess, but at least it tasted good!


avatar Engineer Baker February 22, 2009 at 11:06 am

Beautiful job! I really liked the marshmallow frosting, just because it was so light, but I bet it was just as tasty with a sturdier buttercream.


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