Saturday, February 26, 2011

Devils Food Cake with Angel Frosting - Baked Sunday Mornings


What better place to bake a devil's food cake then at a Chocolate and Wine Festival ?  My sister, girlfriend and I are at Pacific Shores in Washington enjoying a girls only weekend.  We are staying at a sweet little house in Seabrook called the Weldin House  and can barely tear ourselves away from the fireplace and hot tub to go wine and chocolate tasting.  I know it is a tough life but someone has to do it !  Seriously , the is the 4th year of the Chocolate on the Beach Festival and our first but not last year attending.  This morning I baked the cake and while it sat out cooling we took off for Wine Tasting with Chocolate Pairings.  I had the most incredible chocolate wine cupcake with a salty sweet frosting.  If I hadn't of forgotten my USB connection you would be looking at  a photo.  I promise to update when I get back to Seattle.


Tomorrow we are going to visit all the Chocolate Vendors for tastings and see what the amateurs and professionals entered in the chocolate contest.  We will tear ourselves away from that long enough to check out the bake sale !  It's fun to get away and it's even more fun to have a fabulous kitchen to bake in. 
I am always amazed by The Baked recipes-each one is a delightful surprise and always incredibly delicious-this one is no exception.  The cake is light and airy and the icing, not too sweet but heavenly.  Head over to the Baked Sunday Mornings blog and see what everyone else did.  Sorry about the quality of the photos-downloaded from my cell phone-I'll update with some better ones when I get home. Bon Appetit.

13 comments:

Christina said...

That sounds like a fantastic trip! I want a wine cupcake now, too. I love how your layer cake came out; it's beautiful.

Sweet and Savory said...

Glad to hear you could get away and have so much fun. Your cake looks scrumptious.

I made a different frosting because I had it in the refrigerator. Cake was great and got gobbled up.

mike509 said...

What a great looking cake Sandy! Can't help being jealous though - sounds like a great festival! Wine cupcake - love that! I agree, the cake/frosting combo was a winner!

Janey said...

Beautiful! I love this as a cake--the b&w contrast is great, and I love the chocolate shaving finish!

Elaine said...

Okay, I am TOTALLY envious. A Chocolate festival and the Beach?! How very fun! Your cake looks divine. I just love that last photo. It says it all, doesn't it? :)

Bri said...

Aha, I see I was not the only one to think of topping this cake with chocolate shavings! My husband wanted me to put colored sprinkles all over it, but I thought the chocolate looked classier :) Yours looks fabulous.

bellini valli said...

Devils Food Cake with Angel Frosting, the name alone is enough to have me enamoured.

Shelley said...

Good job on your cake- looks lovely! We really enjoyed this cake. So much so that it's already gone!

Kris' Kitchen said...

I love your photos! They look so mouthwatering!!! And I am jealous of your current adventure. I like the chocolate dusted all over your cake...wonderful addition.

Desiree said...

Agreed, each Baked recipe always ends up with a delightful surprise. This one with no exception, it was heavenly! enjoy :)

Kristin said...

I love the chocolate on top of the frosting! Sounds like it was a fun trip too : ). I wish I hadn't been to participate this week in Baked Sunday Mornings but I'll definitely have to try this cake soon since it sounds so good!

Julie Hoagland said...

It was fabulous.....just like the whole weekend. Can't wait to go again!

Seattle Pastry Girl said...

Happy Birthday, hope you enjoy them !