I just love baking birthday cakes! The amount of love and work that goes into making something for someone who is celebrating a special day is unparalleled. It was my office friend Rashmi’s birthday last week; so, I decided to bake one for her.
I have a tried and trusted chocolate cake recipe by Rachel Allen that I’d posted here earlier. But, I wanted to try something new. So, after sifting through the loads of recipes that I’ve saved in a folder on my email, I came across a recipe for Devil’s Food Cake by Dorie Greenspan. And, instantly I knew this is what I was going to bake.
The recipe is quite simple and direct. The batter undergoes such beautiful transformations as you keep adding the ingredients in – sometimes it looks curdled, sometimes its dry and towards the end, the batter is almost liquid gold! And, then when it rises in the oven and comes out all warm, it is as soft as pillow! I usually don’t prefer frosting on cakes, but since it was a birthday, I used regular, good ol’ Nutella to spread across the surface of the cake – and if I may say so myself, it was yummy.
I wasn’t going to post this up because my picture was just one taken through my phone, but on popular demand, here it is!