Sunday, June 1, 2008

10th Anniversary Cake

Today is our 10th Wedding Anniversary and I was surprised with a lovely pair of diamond earrings!! I couldn't have been more shocked. So I was really pleased that I promised to make Marc a Devils Food Cake for our anniversary.

I used a recipe from Martha Stewart Holiday Halloween 2007 and it turned out really well. Much better than the last time I did one of these cakes from Martha.

It's your typical Martha recipe, you have to use your mixer, two bowls and a saucepan, but it is worth it, because the cake is really moist and chocolaty and the icing is fantastic.

The recipe calls for two 8" cake pans, but you could even put it in three pans, there is so much batter it fill the pans right to the top.

Here is the recipe. I didn't alter it one bit for my first try, and it really doesn't need any tweaking. This cake will probably become the standard birthday cake that I make from now on. It's that good!


Sylvie said...

Happy Anniversary! The cake looks amazing.

Mark Boxshus "Cookie Doctor" said...

Looks devine


Anonymous said...

A true master piece. YUM YUM.
Happy anniversary too.
Sally from

Amber said...

Beautiful photo - lovely cake :)


tara said...

Gorgeous stuff; chocolate cakes are the constant birthday request from my immediate and extended family, so I am always looking for variations. Happy Anniversary, this looks divine!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Wow, that looks so rich, dark, and delicious! I bet he was happy!

Hillary said...

Happy anniversary, and how lucky is your husband! I would LOVE a cake like that. Nicely done.

Elle said...

When I saw that picture, my jaw fell open. I NEED to make this cake, soon. Very soon. It's the cake I've been craving for weeks!

Happy Anniversary!

Indigo said...

That cake looks so fantastic it should be banned. Do I have to wait ten years for one, or will you bake me one if I shameless flatter you enough?

Cathie said...

I will bake anyone a cake who flatters me enough!!!

Anonymous said...

chocolate cake and diamond earrings. It doesn't get much better than that! Happy Anniversary and enjoy the cake.

Ani said...

The cake is amazing!! Moist and oh-so delicious. Thanks for sharing. Happy Anniversary!

Joy the Baker said...

Oh My Goodness! This is such a beautiful cake!!! It looks so moist and the frosting is just perfection. I'm starving now.... starving!
Happy Anniversary! And I can only imagine how much better this chocolate cake tasted with diamond earrings on! :)

natalie said...

wow that cake looks divine!!
happy anniversary!

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Viagra said...

That looks so delicious!

Elliott Broidy said...

That's freakin delicious. I need to make this NOW.