Monday, January 2, 2012

Devil's Food Cake with Angel Frosting

Happy New Year!  For the first recipe of the year, Club Baked is doing the Devil's Food Cake which can also be made as cupcakes.  I chose the cupcake route to share with our guests on New Year's Day.  When looking through the ingredients, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that I already had all of the ingredients for the recipe (score!). 

I was able to get 20 cupcakes out of the batter (I think I could have stretched out the batter to make up to 24). Since we only use skim milk, I used skim instead of whole milk for the cupcakes, and they still turned out very chocolaty and moist. 

The frosting is a marshmallow fluff that works well with the deep chocolate cupcakes.  Alone, the frosting is very sweet and sticky.  The cupcake balances the sweetness.  I'm very novice in my cake and cupcake decorating skills, and don't have any fancy tips.  To decorate the cupcakes, I used a spatula and worked the frosting up as much as I could without it going over the sides.  I had a bunch of frosting left over (since I followed the directions and ingredients for a 2 layer cake).

 My guests were very impressed with the shiny frosting.  I really like this recipe, and the frosting was a nice change from a rich buttercream. Check out the other creations from my fellow bakers at Club Baked.


  1. Cupcakes were a popular choice! Your's look great. They look like you did have a fancy decorating tip. :) I love the sprinkles on top, perfect for a New Year celebration. Nicely done!

  2. I went with cupcakes too. Those look perfect for a New Year's treat.

  3. I love when I have all the ingredients already! Your cupcakes look great. The sprinkles look perfect on them - really elegant. I am sure your guests enjoyed them!

  4. A belated Happy New Year to you! Thanks for the sweet comment. Your cupcakes look just perfect, I always look at pictures first before reading a blog post, and I was wondering how you got those cupcakes perfectly frosted with a cloud of frosting, I would have never guessed you are a novice at decorating, great job!