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Has anybody ever had Devil's food cake?

(7 Posts)
Twiglett Wed 09-Feb-05 13:16:21

Is it just a moist chocolate sponge cake then? Is it nicer than chocolate victoria sponge

(thinking for DS's 4th birthday cake)

mrsflowerpot Wed 09-Feb-05 13:19:50

The devil's food cake that my mum makes is drenched in brandy, so probably not for a 4th birthday unless you're having a special grown-ups' cake .

There is a gorgeous gorgeous squishy chocolate cake recipe that I have in a book somewhere - Nigel
Slater I think - but it is very rich and my ds (also almost 4) would rather have a normal chocolate sponge (or ideally giant chocolate crispy cake). Will dig it out if you would like though.

californiagirl Wed 09-Feb-05 17:24:42

Here in the US, devil's food is just a moist chocolate sponge. It's pretty nice, but never having had chocolate victoria sponge, I can't compare.

happymerryberries Wed 09-Feb-05 17:26:46

More moist, more chocolate frosting. Much nicer (and packed full of fat!) than a victoria sponge IMHO Probably wasted on 4 years olds, make one and eat it yourself

Twiglett Wed 09-Feb-05 18:22:55

It is to go into the middle of a castle (ie I'm building a castle in icing around it) .. what do you think? plain chocolate sponge or devil's food?

Hausfrau Wed 09-Feb-05 18:49:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Twiglett Wed 09-Feb-05 19:12:56

OK .. will go with your superior judgement

thanks

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