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May 19th is National Devil's Food Cake Day
you're looking for something to do today then get ready to eat like the
devil because it's National Devil's Food Cake Day! Welcome to
dark side! Let's get right into celebrating National Devil's
WHY IS THIS A
Today is a holiday simply because devil's food cake
things that people can't seem to get enough of: cake and chocolate.
When you combine the two, the world seems to spin a little smoother as
people walk around in their sugar-induced trances. So it was bound to
happen; someone just had to set up a holiday for this cake. But why is
it called devil's food cake? It's just a chocolate cake,
Well, not quite. It is the opposte flavor and color of angel food cake
but devil's food cake is a lot more moist and fluffy than your standard
chocolate cake. And with devil's food cake you use cocoa instead of
melting down chocolate.
Some recipes even have coffee in them.
Plus you start out with boiling water instead of milk; perhaps to
simulate the climate of Hell? Devil's food cake also calls for less
eggs and that you use baking soda, which gives it a really dark color
as it bakes. With all those changes you can see why this cake
stuck around since at the very least 1905. This is often made into a
layer cake that has chocolate frosting between each layer. So if you're
overdosing on chocolate, I guess you could say it's a guilty pleasure,
right? The phrase, "so good it's a sin" comes to mind. Enjoy
cake you little devils ;).
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, if overdosing on
chocolate is a sin then why not be a little lazy and have someone else
make the cake, right? So, why don't you head down to your local bakery
or a bakery in a local grocery store and see if they've baked one up
for you? You might be able to pick up a freshly baked full cake or just
munch on a single slice. You could even step it up a notch and make
sure you have idle hands too. Yep! Just jam your face into the cake and
eat it straight off your plate.
And you're always welcome to
scan the shelves for some different pre-packaged devil's food cake
treats. I know you can get some cookies and other things like that.
They might not be as good as the actual cake, but it still counts. You
could even get a devil's food cake mix and quickly whip the cake up
yourself at home. All you need is the box, some frosting and probably
some eggs, butter or oil and you're set. But we all know the
way is to make it from scratch to ensure that it's the tastiest of all
devil's food cakes. It doesn't take long, you know what's in it and
there will more than likely be less preservatives. I know it seems
wrong to make an evil meal healthier but trust me, it'll taste better!
Homemade frosting always comes out a lot better in my mind too.
Enjoy your day and your chocolate overdose!