Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Devil Dogs

Submitted by Melanie

I found this recipe on The Pioneer Woman's blog. I really love her yummy recipes. I wasn't sure if I could recreate these, but I thought I would give it a try, and I did it. I made these for a church event and they were the first dessert gone. I was so happy that people liked them. My kids couldn't get enough of them. Try them out and let me know what you think.


  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • 4 Tablespoons (heaping) Cocoa
  • 2 sticks Butter
  • 1 cup Boiling Water
  • ½ cups Buttermilk
  • 2 whole Beaten Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla

Preparation Instructions

Note: I use an 18×13 sheet cake pan.
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt.
In a saucepan, melt butter. Add cocoa. Stir together.
Add boiling water, allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds, then turn off heat. Pour over flour mixture, and stir lightly to cool.
In a measuring cup, pour the buttermilk and add beaten eggs, baking soda, and vanilla. Stir buttermilk mixture into butter/chocolate mixture. Pour into greased sheet cake pan and bake at 350-degrees for 20 minutes.
Allow cake to cool completely, then turn out onto a flat surface. While the cake is cooling make the frosting recipe.

Ingredients for "That's the best frosting I have ever had"

  • 5 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar (not Powdered Sugar!)

Preparation Instructions

In a small saucepan, whisk flour into milk and heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens. You want it to be very thick, thicker than cake mix, more like a brownie mix is. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. (If I’m in a hurry, I place the saucepan over ice in the sink for about 10 minutes or so until the mixture cools.) It must be completely cool before you use it in the next step. Stir in vanilla.
While the mixture is cooling, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. You don’t want any sugar graininess left. Then add the completely cooled milk/flour/vanilla mixture and beat the living daylights out of it. If it looks separated, you haven’t beaten it enough! Beat it until it all combines and resembles whipped cream.
To assemble the Devil Dogs cut cooled cake into rectangles (I used a round cookie cutter to make circles)
Place frosting into a frosting bag. Squeeze frosting onto one rectangle (circle) of cake. Press second rectangle ( circle) on top. Squeeze a dollop of frosting on the top piece of cake. Place a cherry on top.
Chill until ready to serve!

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, Mel! So delicious looking! Good choice of recipe to try. Now come over and make some for me!