I have been itching to make this and I am so happy that it was finally chosen.
I realize this is titled Devils Food White Out Cake but as it was Valentines weekend I thought a little red food coloring was in order.
Procrastination is not really my friend and I tend to wait until the last second to read the directions. I found out I needed a candy thermometer and being the newbie I am did not have one on hand. Target is a friend to the procrastinator.
I wanted to make this special for Valentines Day, but ended up making it on Valentines Day. The recipe calls for mini chocolate chips or chopped chocolate. I didn't have either but I did have baking M&Ms. They sunk. Fortunately I had to cut the 2 round cakes in half for the layers. I simply put the two bottom layers as the bottom and top layer. The M&Ms were a delicious addition to this cake.
Making the frosting was a little bit of a challenge for me. I have never made meringue or whipped eggs...except in my failed berry surprise cake. The syrup had to be a specific temperature and had to be poured into the whipped eggs in a way that wouldn't scramble them. I think my syrup got a little too hot as the little drips turned into hard candy practically as soon as they hit the counter. It did mix well though so all was well in the end.
To get the cute heart on top I pulled out my trusty heart shaped cookie cutter. I was pretty thrilled with how this cake turned out. The real test was to come though with hubby and kiddos.
They all loved it! A+ all the way around. Bobby really liked the M&Ms in it so I am glad that I added them.
This is one cake I will definitely be making again. I love the versatility of it too.