After watching Scre4m last night I suddenly had this urge to bake. Don't ask. I cannot tell you why even if I wanted to. Apparently watching a film about serial killer brings out the 'domestic god' in me. Maybe if I force myself to watch Saw, I'll be tempted to bake more breads; or perhaps, even macaroons... but that's probably more of Paranormal Activity material.
Anyway, I got home, flicked through Nigella's Kitchen for an easy cake recipe and I found this devil's food cake. Within minutes later I was measuring ingredients, greasing and lining cake tins, creaming butter and sugar... as if I was possessed.
By the time I finished frosting the cake, it was passed midnight and cake eating time is over for me. I could have a tiny sliver, but I know I shouldn't. I went to bed and waited patiently. In the morning I brought the cake to the office to celebrate my friend, Mark's birthday and cakes are always welcome at the office.
The cake is dangerously easy to make and despite of its name, it is heavenly to eat. Just a quick note, the batter is thin and watery, but don't be alarmed, it'll be fine and it will result in such moist and tender cake. Have faith. Also, the luscious rich dark chocolate frosting needs time to set, so if you want, you can start by making the frosting.
Devil's Food Cake
Recipe by Nigella Lawson
For list of ingredients and instructions, click here.
If you want to watch the video, click here.