Chocolate Devils Food Cake

Cake
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup hot coffee
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Frosting
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325°F
2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add oil, coffee and milk and mix at medium speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and beat 2 more minutes. Expect batter to be thin.
3. Pour into a 9″ × 13″ greased and floured pan or 2- 9" round pans. Bake 9 × 13 pan for about 45 minutes or 9" pans for about 30 minutes. Cool in pans for about 15 minutes and then cool completely on racks.
4. While cake is cooling make the icing: Combine the milk and flour in a saucepan and cook over low heat until thick, whisking constantly. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
5. In a medium bowl, beat butter, shortening, sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add chilled milk and flour mixture and beat for 10 minutes. Frost cooled cake and enjoy! The frosting sounds intimidating, but it is worth it! By the way, for some reason, we prefer this cake chilled, right out of the refrigerator. The rich chocolate and cool frosting just seem to taste best this way.

http://www.food.com/recipe/the-only-chocolate-cake-recipe-youll-ever-need-devils-food-26370

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4 Comments

Michal Bulla ...

Thanks for posting.

cakes by khandra ...

your welcome :)

Norma ...

Trying out the recipe as we speak. Baked up some cupcakes and the cake is in the oven. They smell great! One question….can the recipe be doubled and does it hold up good with fondant?

cakes by khandra ...

:) I am so glad that you are trying this recipie out :D i think it is the BEST devils food cake recipie ever, you will be very happy with the results :) but i have not doubled the recipie before but i have covered it in fondant and it worked out well for me, i just let it cooled then filled and crumb coated it and placed it in the freezer to set up and stiffen, then i placed the fondant on it. but in the end it did hold up good with the fondant…but if you look in my album the mickey mouse travel cake is the cake i covered in fondant using this recipie