Sunday, May 8, 2011


Well, maybe Devil’s Food. 
I decided to make a cake yesterday to take to our son and daughter-in-law’s home. We were celebrating Mother’s Day a day early (just like our Easter celebration).  I wanted a chocolate cake so decided to make Rosie’s Southern Devil’s Food Cake. The cake went together great and the batter tasted delicious!
“Fudge”, that’s what I said when I turned the pans over to release the cake. 
One of the layers stuck to the pan and I thought it was ruined. 

I knew I wanted to make one of my old, favorite frosting recipes, MOCK WHIPPED CREAM FROSTING, so I hoped I could still make the cake look attractive.
It worked! and the cake was really good. 
Moist, chocolatey yumminess. 
A great texture, not dry and so rich. 
I'll make this cake again.
I hope you’ll try it.

Mock Whipped Cream Frosting
3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
1 ½ cups milk
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
1 ½ cups sugar
½ cup shortening
¾ cup butter, softened

Mix cornstarch and milk in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thick. Set aside to cool.

In the bowl of a mixer cream butter, shortening and sugar on medium-high until light and fluffy and sugar has dissolved. Mixture should not feel gritty.

Add the cooled milk/cornstarch mixture to the sugar mixture and beat until incorporated. Add vanilla and beat until fluffy. 

Frost cake to cover all imperfections.

 And speaking of daughter-in-law dropped by this afternoon with roses and a plate of fudge. Now how ironic is that? I had already decided on my title for this post even before she came by.
Happy Mother's Day!


Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

That's a very impressive looking cake, and I'm sure it tasted amazing!

Annabella said...

Another to add to the list - thanks for sharing this lovely recipe.

Helen in Switzerland said...

mmm that looks sooo yummy!

Cassandra of Pooknflip said...

Oh my goodness gracious that looks good! A happy belated Mother's day to you, Diane. It looks like you had a yummy one! :)

Geri said...

I want a piece of this cake now. Di, try responding to this comment...I think I fixed it :)

Wendys Hat said...

It turned out looking yummy in the end!