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National Devil’s Food Cake Day

According to NationalDayCalendar.com, today, Tuesday, May 19th, is National Devil’s Food Cake Day:

“Annually celebrated on May 19,  National Devil’s Food Cake Day will be enjoyed chocolate cake lovers throughout the country and around the world.

“Devil’s Food” cake is rich, divine chocolate cake.  It differs from a regular chocolate cake by its darker color and tends to be more moist and airy.    A difference in preparing the “Devil’s Food” cake is that hot or boiling water is used as the main liquid.  Cocoa is typically used in the batter, as opposed to chocolate, and coffee is added for a special flavor.  A rich chocolate frosting usually accompanies the cake.

It is believed that the “Devil’s Food” cake was invented in the United States in the early 20th century.  There is a recipe for a “Devil’s Food” cake as early as 1905.

It may be that this cake was named for its contrast to the snow-white “Angel Cakes” that were being made prior to the “Devil’s Food” cake.

“Devil’s Food” cake is one of the country’s most popular cakes.”

~ NationalDayCalendar.com

Hmmm. Well, being an “angel” myself of the highest order, I despise evil and devils. And… and… and cake! Bleh! I HATE CAKE! I’ll take a pie over cake any day! While chocolate is purely a “mood food” for me, depending “what time of the month”. Isn’t it for you? lol

That said, while far and few, here’s some notable chocolate cake desserts archived on this blog…

The Signature Prime Steak & Seafood Six-Layer Cake with Fudge Icing

Joy’s Island Princess Macadamia Nut Popcorn Crunch Chocolate Mud Cupcake and Caramel cupcake

Roy’s Melting Hot Chocolate Souffle’

Molten Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream by Chef Alan Wong

Starpoint’s Chocolate and Red Velvet Cake at the KCC Farmers Market

Liliha Bakery’s famous Coco Puffs and Cream Puffs

Liliha Bakery’s famous Coco Puffs

Liliha Bakery’s Cream Puffs

Today, May 19th, is also National May Ray Day:

Celebrated each year on May 19 is May Ray Day.  This is a day to be outside, enjoying the sunshine and soaking up some rays.

There are many ways to enjoy the outdoors and the warmer days as summer approaches.  A picnic in the park, a walk along the river, volleyball in the sand, swimming at the beach, gardening, or just lounging on the deck are just a few ideas on how you may choose to spend National May Ray Day.

If perhaps the weather does not cooperate and it is cloudy or rainy where you live, the alternative would be to look at photographs of sunshine and imagine yourself feeling the warmth of the suns rays.

Dang it, I’d love to take the day off today so I can hit the beach, however I just have way too much work to do. Tuesdays are my busiest day of the week.

With that, here’s some photos of Hawaiian sunshine archived on The Tasty Island. ;-)

Chili & Rice plate from “Concessions” at Ala Moana Beach

Tako (Hawaiian Octopus) caught off Kuliou’ou Beach Park, East Oahu

A Hawaiian Monk Seal stay “moi moi” at Diamond Head Beach

A Hawaiian Monk Seal stay “moi moi” at Diamond Head Beach

Snorkeling off Makena’s Big Beach, Maui

Makena’s Little Beach, Maui

Pomai at Diamond Head Beach (2013)

Tomorrow, May 20th is the following:



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