For Memorial Day my husband and I were invited to my friend and neighbor’s house for a barbecue. His brother and sister were visiting and we hadn’t seen them for a few years, so it was a nice get together for us all. I usually like to bring a few things but they didn’t want me to do any work until I suggested making some dessert. Who can say no to Devil Dogs and Fauxtess Cupcakes. Yes, I made them again.
There are plenty of copy-cat recipes for Devil Dogs on the internet but I haven’t tried them because I get so many protests from my husband, family and friends that have tasted this recipe. Although I’m not partial to the filling, this recipe is a hit with everyone that’s tried it.
Homemade Devil Dogs
Yield: 15 – 18 cake sandwiches Cook Time: 12 – 14 minutes
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup milk
- 2 1/2 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Step 1: For the cakes: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Step 2: Whisk together the first five ingredients for the cake to combine. Stir in the remaining three ingredients until moistened.
Step 3: Transfer the mixture into a large Ziploc plastic bag. Cut a 1/2 inch from the corner of the bag. Pipe 3 1/2 by 1 inch logs, about 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets. There should be approximately 12 per cookie sheet. Bake 12 – 14 minutes. The cakes should be firm to the touch. Cool on wire racks.
Step 4: For the filling: In a medium saucepan, begin heating milk over medium heat. Whisk in the flour. Continue cooking over medium heat until thickened for about 5 minutes. Be sure to whisk often while cooking. Cool mixture in a bowl.
Step 5: Using a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until fluffy. Add the vanilla and milk mixture and beat until smooth.
Step 6: Pair together like sized cakes. Using a spatula, spread about 2 – 3 tablespoons of the filling on the flat side of one of the paired cakes and top with the second cake, flat side down. Repeat with remaining cakes.
Cakes adapted from Family Circle.
Filling adapted from Country Living.
This sounds delicious! I love how creamy the filling looks. Yum!
These sound great!
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My family would go crazy over these! So much better than the Hostess version (which they love :/)