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Tomato Devil's Food Cake with Classic Boiled Icing

 

29

Yield

8

servings

Prep

35

min

Cook

25

min

Ready

60

min

Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

Cake
4 ounces chocolate
sweet
½ cup milk
1 cup brown sugar, dark
packed
*
3 larg egg yolks
*
2 cups cake flour
sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter
1 cup sugar
8 ounces tomato sauce
1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large egg whites
Frosting
½ cup water
cup light corn syrup
2 ½ cups sugar
2 large egg whites
1 pinch salt
*
1 teaspoon orange juice
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350℉ (180℃).

Grease and flour two 9 inch cake pans.

To make the cakes: Combine chocolate, milk, brown sugar and 1 egg yolk in the top of the double boiler.

Cook, stirring constantly, over hot water until smooth.

Remove from heat.

Sift the flour with the baking soda and salt into a medium bowl.

Beat the butter in the large bowl of an electric mixer until light.

Slowly beat in the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the two remaining egg yolks, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.

Slowly add the chocolate mixture. Combine the tomato sauce, cream and vanilla in a small bowl.

Add to the batter in thirds, alternating with thirds of the flour mixture.

Beat the egg whites until stiff; fold into the batter.

Pour the batter into prepared pans.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 25 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack before unmolding.

FROSTING: Combine water, corn syrup and sugar in a medium saucepan.

Heat to boiling; boil until the mixture thickens and forms a ball when a small spoonful is dropped into cold water (about 240F on a candy thermometer).

Beat the egg whites in a large bowl of the electric mixer until stiff.

Slowly beat in the hot syrup.

Combine to beat until spreading consistency.

Beat in orange juice and vanilla. Spread over bottom layer, the sides and tops of cake.

SERVES 8 to 10

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 245g (8.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 71222% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 27%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 279mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 46%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 5% Iron 18%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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