Today is National Devil's Food Cake Day

Yes Devil's Food Cake has its' own day and I have a tried and true recipe. As you can see from the scan this recipe is old. It came from my Moms Mixmaster instruction booklet in the late 40's or very early 50's. She has made it countless times and I have made it a lot also. We always make it with the coffee. It is so good with a thick fudge frosting.

Black Devil's Food Cake

1-1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon soda

1/4 teaspoon double-acting or 1/2 teaspoon fast-acting baking powder

1/2 cup cocoa

1 cup hot water or hot coffee

1/2 cups shortening

1-1/4 cup sugar

2 eggs, unbeaten

1 teaspoon vanilla.

Put into large bowl of Mixmaster the shortening, sugar eggs and vanilla. Sift together the flour, salt, soda and baking powder. Mix together cocoa and hot water or coffee.

Beat together the shortening, sugar, eggs and salt for 2 minutes at no. 8 speed scraping bowl while beating. Turn to no.1 speed. Add cocoa mixture alternately with sifted flour mixture. Scrape bowl while beating. Beat only enough to blend well- about 3 minutes. Pour batter into greased and floured 8-inch layer cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes.


Lidian said...

You can always tell the best recipes, they are the ones that look well-used!

Happy DFC Day to you, too! :)

Kathy said...

That cake sounds good and since you recommend it, I'll have to give it a try. I now have two different KitchenAid mixers and have to say that I really miss my old Sunbeam Mixmaster. Especially when I'm mixing up cake batter. If my sister hadn't lost the power cord and beaters, I would have already reclaimed it.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

So coffee is the secret ingredient in Devil's Food Cake - makes sense!

Jewelgirl said...

Hi Thanks for stopping by my
jewelry blog! This Devils Food
Cake sounds tasty. Devils Food
was the first cake I ever made
from scratch, and it weighed a ton. (I don't know where I went
wrong) Anyway everyone laughed
at it, and I didn't want to bake a cake again for a LONG time!
That's my story. Happy DFC Day!
Jewelgirl :)

Tootie said...

LOVE Devils Food! I think I need a new keyboard from drooling on it while reading this recipe! LOL!

~~Louise~~ said...

I missed National Devil's Food Cake Day too! What log have I been sleeping under?

Now, here's a cake I could really dig in to. I always get these confused with Mahogany Cake.

I want a piece NOW!!!! (she kicks & screams:)