I am a lover of chocolate and cake, so merging the two to make a devil's food cake for a cake sale whilst on placement seemed a fantastic idea. I was unsure whether to make the Great British Bake Off's devils food cake (p.43) or Nigella's devil's food cake (Kitchen p.253-254). I decided to make Nigella's version of the cake as 1) she had a picture of how it should look in her book and 2) she cooked this cake in one of her kitchen tv series, so I could see how it was made step by step and 3) all of her recipes have turned out delicious.
I found this cake really easy to make, and even easier to decorate. I will definitely make again.
This is how the cake turned out ....... I added some silver balls, to show the contrast between the dark chocolate and silver chocolate balls.
|Devil's food cake.|
|Cake sale - my cake is top right.|
My dark luscious cake in a cake sale that was held at my placement. My cake sold fast, unfortunately I did not get a slice but theres always next time.
I've made quite a few of Nigella's chocolate cakes (Old fashioned chocolate cake, chocolate Guinness cake, malteser cake - all from Feasts), and will say this is one of the easiest and is great for dark chocolate lovers. The recipe can be found here: Devil's food cake.
I have made some amendments to the recipe in Kitchen. I used 150g of dark chocolate and 150 g of milk chocolate instead of the 300g suggested.
I am entering this cake to Forever Nigella, organised by Maison Cupcake http://blog.maisoncupcake.com/forever-nigella one of the best food blogs in the United Kingdom and guest hosted this month by Lavender and Lodges http://www.lavenderandlovage.com/ a lovely blog which focuses on using fresh ingredients and seasonal foods. The theme of this months Forever Nigella is "Kitchen Raids", I am sure a lovely chocolate cake would be perfect to raid at night when feeling peckish.