Devil's Food Cake

Enjoy this fluffy devil’s food cake made with chocolate – a perfect classic dessert.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

2
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
cups packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
eggs
4
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, cut into pieces, melted
1 1/4
cups water

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LOCATION

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 (8- or 9-inch) round cake pans with shortening; lightly flour. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat brown sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in vanilla and eggs. Beat in melted chocolate until blended, scraping bowl occasionally. Alternately add flour mixture and water, beating well and scraping bowl after each addition. Pour batter evenly into pans.
  • 3 Bake 8-inch pans 28 to 38 minutes (9-inch pans 25 to 35 minutes) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans; place on wire racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Fill and frost as desired.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 (8- or 9-inch) round cake pans with shortening; lightly flour. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat brown sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in vanilla and eggs. Beat in melted chocolate until blended, scraping bowl occasionally. Alternately add flour mixture and water, beating well and scraping bowl after each addition. Pour batter evenly into pans.
  • 3 Bake 8-inch pans 28 to 38 minutes (9-inch pans 25 to 35 minutes) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans; place on wire racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Fill and frost as desired.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

For an easy spin on the classic Boston Cream Pie--yellow cake filled with custard and glazed with chocolate--spread instant vanilla pudding between the chocolate layers and top the cake with creamy chocolate ready-to-spread frosting.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
280mg
280%;
Total Carbohydrate
46g
46%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
27g
27%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.