Devil's Food Cake: Dessert You'll Make Again and Again

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Calling All Chocolate Lovers ...

If you love chocolate, you'll love this moist devil's food cake. The addition of coffee gives this cake a rich flavor.

This cake makes up in no time, and is so good! There's enough batter for a standard rectangular pan. With its rich, chocolate icing, this cake is definitely a keeper.

Devils food cake is easy to make because you don't have to pre-melt chocolate, rather you use cocoa. The flavor is so good and texture so moist, however, people will figure this has been made using real chocolate squares.

It's all done in one bowl and is pretty much failsafe.

Delicious Devil's Food Cake

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking soda

Stir dry ingredients together. Add:

  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup salad oil
  • 1 cup milk

Mix well, then add:

  • 1 cup strong hot coffee

Using a spatula, scrape cake batter into a greased and floured pan. I always double-pan, so slip a cookie sheet under to prevent an over-browned cake bottom.

Bake 325 degrees, reducing to 300 towards end of cooking time. Poke cake with a cake tester or toothpick to make sure middle is done.

Set your Devil's food cake to cool and then ice with chocolate icing.

Rich and so Tempting...

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Chocolate Icing

  1. Melt 4 tbsp. butter in saucepan.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup cocoa.
  3. Beat in 1-11/2 cups icing sugar.
  4. Add 1 tsp. vanilla.
  5. Add 2-4 tbsp, of milk to make frosting spreading consistency.

Why You'll Like This Recipe & This Cake

I've made this cake for years and once you taste it, I'm sure you will also add this recipe to your collection of tried-and-true favorites.

  • Easy
  • One bowl
  • Everyday ingredients
  • Delicious
  • Almost Failproof
  • Makes a good-sized cake

I like recipes that are fast, simple, use ingredients I've got (not something exotic I'm not likely to have on hand), that taste delicious, and that can be called on for entertaining.

"I've Died and Gone to Heaven!"

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A Special Cake for Special Occasions But I Know You'll be Making it ... Just Because

Devil's food cake makes for a rich dessert but, of course, can be enjoyed anytime you have a hankering for something sweet.

Cast your vote for Devil's Food Cake

© 2009 Athlyn Green

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