Devils Food Cake recipe makes three layers of old fashioned dark chocolate cake that is moist and delicious.
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When I started selling this cake, the old fashioned 7-minute frosting, sprinkled with freshly grated coconut was the most popular frosting.
However, later the Creamy Chocolate Frosting for which I have provided a link below, became my most requested frosting.
You may want to try both to find which one best suits you.
Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
Cream together butter and sugar.
Add eggs one at a time, creaming well after each addition.
Stir in vanilla.
Add flour and buttermilk alternately, beginning with flour and ending with flour.
If using electric mixer, set on medium speed.
Mix in hot or boiling water.
This makes a thin batter.
Pour immediately into three greased and floured 8" or 9" baking
Bake about 30 minutes in a preheated 350F oven.
Do not over bake.
Cool before frosting.
Frost with the 7-minute Frosting below, one of these scrumptious frostings
They all go well with this Devils Food Cake.
Or a favorite recipe from your personal collection.
Fill between the layers with vanilla, chocolate, lemon, or butterscotch pudding if you prefer.
This cake is delicious eaten plain, hot or cold.
It may also be served with ice cream (vanilla is excellent) or whipped cream.
Can use canned unsweetened flaked coconut.
Mix together egg whites, sugar, syrup, salt, and water in top of double boiler.
Beat together about 1 minute to blend well.
Place over boiling water in bottom part of double boiler on
medium heat and beat for about 7 minutes just until stiff peaks form.
Be careful not to over beat.
Remove from heat, add vanilla extract, and beat until stiff enough to spread on cake.
Frost tops and sides of cake.
Sprinkle coconut over top and sides.
Melt Chocolate in sauce pan on low heat and set aside.
Beat egg whites until stiff and set aside.
In a mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Stir in vanilla extract
Beat in egg yolks one at a time.
Sift together flour, soda and baking powder.
Fold in flour mixture and sour cream alternately.
Fold in beaten egg whites.
Pour into three round cake baking pans and bake at 350F. 25 to 30 minutes until they test done when probed with a knife or toothpick.
Devils Food Cakes were common in the late 1800s, and were just called Chocolate Cakes back then.
But, a lady named Carolina King, a popular food writer in the 1920s-1930s made the first mention of the Devils Food Cake in her childhood memoir.