Devil Dog Cake

This cake was inspired by Devil Dogs, the bone-shaped chocolate cakes with irresistible white goo sandwiched between their layers. I haven't tried these, but they remind me of those Hostess Suzy Q cakes that many of us loved as kids. OK, I still love them! A variation of this recipe would be to cut the cake horizontally in half and sandwich the frosting inside rather than on top. Also, if a moister cake is desired, it's best to let the cake set for one day as it tends to be dry freshly cooled. See Cook's Notes at bottom!

Ready In:
1hr 30mins
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ingredients

directions

  • To make cake:.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle. Butter and flour a 9-inch square cake pan (2 inches deep).
  • Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Beat together butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well, then beat in vanilla.
  • Add flour mixture and water alternately in batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture and mixing until just combined.
  • Pour batter into cake pan and smooth top, then bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes.
  • Cool in pan on a rack 1 hour.
  • Transfer cake to a cake plate.
  • Make frosting:.
  • Combine frosting ingredients with a pinch of salt in a metal bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water and beat with a handheld electric mixer at high speed until frosting is thick and fluffy, 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Remove bowl from heat and continue to beat until slightly cooled.
  • Mound frosting on top of cake.
  • Dust with additional cocoa powder.
  • Cooks' notes:.
  • • Cake, without frosting, will improve in flavor if made 1 day ahead. Cool, then keep, wrapped in plastic wrap, at room temperature. Frost cake just before serving.
  • • The egg whites in the frosting are not fully cooked. You can substitute pasteurized or reconstituted dried egg whites if salmonella is a problem in your area.
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"This cake was inspired by Devil Dogs, the bone-shaped chocolate cakes with irresistible white goo sandwiched between their layers. I haven't tried these, but they remind me of those Hostess Suzy Q cakes that many of us loved as kids. OK, I still love them! A variation of this recipe would be to cut the cake horizontally in half and sandwich the frosting inside rather than on top. Also, if a moister cake is desired, it's best to let the cake set for one day as it tends to be dry freshly cooled. See Cook's Notes at bottom!"
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  1. DuChick
    This cake was inspired by Devil Dogs, the bone-shaped chocolate cakes with irresistible white goo sandwiched between their layers. I haven't tried these, but they remind me of those Hostess Suzy Q cakes that many of us loved as kids. OK, I still love them! A variation of this recipe would be to cut the cake horizontally in half and sandwich the frosting inside rather than on top. Also, if a moister cake is desired, it's best to let the cake set for one day as it tends to be dry freshly cooled. See Cook's Notes at bottom!
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