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Devils Food Cake Double Chocolate Recipe

Updated on April 7, 2013
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Ultimate devils food cake

This really is the ultimate in Devils food cake recipes. A moist chocolate sponge covered with a thick rich chocolate fudge topping that will send you to chocolate heaven.

Why are cakes round?

It is thought that the round cake developed over a period of time. Cakes really started out more like a bread made by hand and formed into a rounded loaf shape.

Then came along the cake hoop. The ring/hoop was placed onto a flat pan and batter was added, baking a round cake similar to what is common now. From that came along the cake mould.


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Cook Time

  • Prep time: 20 min
  • Cook time: 35 min
  • Ready in: 55 min
  • Yields: 2 cakes of 20cm

Cake mix

  • 1/3 cup soft unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup strong cold coffee
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Making the cake batter

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F 180c. Cream the butter and sugar together until mixed well. Beat the eggs into the butter mix little at a time.
  2. In a seperate bowl, mix all dry ingredients together. Mix the wet ingredients together in a measuring jug.
  3. Add alternatley a spoonful of dry ingredients, mix well, then a small amount of wet ingredients until all is mixed together. This will provide a reasonably wet batter mix.
  4. Divide the mix into 2 x 20cm silicone cake pans and bake for 30 to 35 mins depending on your oven.

Don't like coffee in your baking?

Don't be put off with the addition of coffee in this recipe, you will not taste it.

The coffee just adds a depth of flavour to the cake and lifts the taste of chocolate.

  1. 1/3 cup sugar
  2. 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  3. 1/2 cup chocolate
  4. 1/2 stick butter
  5. few drops of vanilla

  1. Put the milk and sugar into a heavy based saucepan and dissolve the sugar on a low heat, stirring continually.
  2. When all the sugar is dissolved, bring to the boil and then allow to simmer for around 5 minutes without stirring.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate. When all the chocolate has melted and mixed in well, add butter, vanilla essence and beat until glossy.
  4. Place in the fridge until thickened.

Who invented the box cake mix

That one is open to debate, although the Smithsonian Museum of American History states that Charlotte Cramer Sachs developed a box mix for popovers back in 1948 that only needed water adding to it. I can only imagine what those tasted like.

Sadly in the early 1950 the art of proper cooking was dying out due to home economics classes using packet mixes and with the TV becoming popular.Who wanted to be baking when TV shows were a novelty. Mothers and grandmothers stopped passing on their kitchen experiences to children and grandchildren. Quick & convenient became the rage and a lack of baking skills was conquered by a box of powder promising a culinary miracle.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Well, this is a picture-perfect looking cake. I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks. I need a good chocolate cake recipe in my recipe arsenal so thanks for sharing this.

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      This is a great one to have under your belt and has produced a perfect moist cake EVERY time. The yogurt really does help if you use plain drinking yogurt.

      You will need a display dome to go with it though :-))

      Thanks for your comments Careemommy

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i like your recipe. Will try out today but i don't have the chocolate fudge. Maybe next time. Voted up

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      I love this recipe and I love your gorgeous Hub! I wish I could taste a piece of this cake right now! What a beautiful format and I found the facts about why cakes are round and cake mixes very interesting. Thanks so much!

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

      Looks too good to eat, and also too good not to eat! Yum!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi lemonkerdz,

      What a gorgeous looking cake and recipe. Your photos and layout are so attractive, well done! As I am such a chocolate fan this is heaven to me so many thanks will pin for future use! Voted up, useful, beautiful and shared.

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      Go for it peachpurple, To make your own chocolate fudge just follow the recipe for it further down on the hub.

      You can refrigerate it for weeks without it going off.

      I always make a double batch to make life easier when i make another cake....which usually comes soon after the first one is close to finnishing :-))

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      As i sit reading your comment with chocolate all over my face, i feel bad you could not be here to share the experience with a hot cup of expresso coffee :-))

      This is a great recipe for a good moist chocolate cake that hardly uses any chocolate........until you pile it on top to decorate.

      Appreciate your encouraging comments.

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      I'd go with the latter. I have a friend who prefers to have it for breakfast!!!

      Wouldn't recomend that kind of diet though!!

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      Thanks Suzie HQ for your votes and comments. I hear its pretty cold over in Europe at the moment.

      I'd recomend cranking up the oven, get a cake in and flip the switch on the coffee machine and enjoy your heaven!!!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      yesterday, i tried to bake devil choc cake as per your recipe stated. Didn't turn out the way your photo shown...:(

      Does it got to do with the caker mixer coz i dont have one. Just beat the batter with fork. Pls advise.

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      What a darn shame!!

      I think it could be not getting enough air into it. just a cheap hand mixer will do the trick.

      if you do stick with the fork i would advise dropping the lighuid content down a bit by about 1/4 cup.

      The trick with cakes is get as much air into them as you can. Check you have baking powder or self raising flour in the recipe. maybe next time it will be a big :-))

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      nigecolel 4 years ago

      wow, looks amazing. I daren't make this cake because I know I'll love it too much.......ok, maybe just one!

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      if i was you i wouldn't worry about it, make one then sign up for the gym.

      Totaly worth it :-))

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      Dil Vil 4 years ago from India

      My mouth is watering looking at the pics. I will try this. Chocolate is my favorite. Thank you for sharing the good recipe and you made it easy with the pics added.

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      You are in for a treat. it is a real chocolate fix. topping off with choc shavings gives it a really nice finish. Enjoy!

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

      I hope you know I'm going to blame you for the extra 20 pounds this will do to me! Just saying!

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      Well worth it! remember its better to have love handles than be a skinny pole!

      Look on the bright side it may turn out to be just 19 pounds.

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