Honestly - how can these be devilish when they taste so heavenly? A question for the ages no doubt. This is my kind of recipe. It pulls together in minutes, fills the house with a divine smell and the taste lives up to the advance notice. Excellent!
I made a half-batch. Thank you to whomever posted about whipping a single egg, measuring its volume and then using half. I have often wanted to halve a recipe that used one egg and was always too much of a coward to do so. That idea is genius.
I ended up with six rather hefty shortcakes. I don't care for fruit with my chocolate so I simply whipped up a small batch of coffee-flavored whipped cream and topped one with that. Again, genius!
Tania made this choice. I like her for that. She has posted the recipe on her excellent blog - Love Big, Bake Often. You can find the recipe there or of course, find it in the best place - your copy of Baking from my Home to Yours.