Well hello there! Long time no speak..it’s been 17 days since I’ve updated my blog and let me tell you I’ve missed you all big time! But I’m back…with chocolate cake. Not just any old chocolate cake though. This is a devil’s food fudgy chocolate cake with sweet, billowy marshmallow frosting. You see, this cake has been on my “must bake” list for about three years now..but until now I have never got around to making it. This cake adorns the cover of my most favourite and treasured baking book in the world. The book is called Baking from my home to yours by the baking genius that is Dorie Greenspan. I’ve made around 85 recipes from this book so far, it really is my baking bible (along with Nigella’s “How to be a domestic goddess” – my other bible!)
My fellow blogger and foodie friend Jo, who loves Dorie just as much as I do, asked me if I was up for making the cover cake and blogging it along with her. I of course was very happy to do so, all in the name of research of course!! 🙂 You can find Jo’s amazing looking cake here.
This cake is a rich and moist chocolate cake, filled with a marshmallow cream frosting. It is so so good. When my son came home from school and saw it sitting on the kitchen counter he let out a gasp and then a wow! I think that speaks volumes! I just wished it was someone’s birthday so I could stick candles on it! My cake isn’t as pretty or neat as Dorie’s, but it definitely made up for it in taste. You can find the recipe here.
This is a perfect cake for a special occasion…or if it’s a Tuesday and you’re in desperate need of cake. It does take a little time and effort to make the icing. You have to make a sugar syrup, then you whip up egg whites until soft peaks form. Then you slowly add the very hot sugar syrup..keep whisking until the frosting cools down to room temperature and you have a gorgeous shiny thick marshmallowy icing. It took a good 10 minutes in my trusty Kitchenaid but the result was really worth it. So the verdict? Son number one really loved the fudgy chocolate cake. Son number two adored the marshmallow icing, but I know he would since he would happily eat marshmallows for breakfast, lunch and Dinner. All in all this cake was a winner. My eldest son declared it as “awesome” and he’s not usually a big cake person. I’m just sorry it took me so long to make it!
A big thank you to my baking buddy Jo for coming up with the idea of making this fab cake! And please take the time to visit her blog, she really is a very talented baker and I love the way she writes!