Mamaw's Devils Food Cake Recipe - Allrecipes.com

Mamaw's Devils Food Cake

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"Chocolate devils food cake from scratch with a rich chocolate frosting."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Stir in the vanilla. Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, cloves and cinnamon. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. To make the frosting, use the second set of ingredients.
  4. In a heavy saucepan, combine the cocoa, butter, milk and sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture comes to a boil. Cook to the soft ball stage (234 to 240 degrees F, 112 to 115 degrees C). Remove from heat and beat by hand until the mixture becomes thick. Stir in the flour, beat until blended. Poke holes in the cake and frost while the cake and icing are still hot so the icing will penetrate. Let cool before serving.
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Apr 19, 2006

This is a great recipe! I'm making it for my dad's birthday- he loooves chocolate! If you want a great cake- chocolate cake- this recipe is for you!

 
Aug 31, 2008

Not bad. My husband loves it. I do not have buttermilk available where I live and substituted plain yogurt. It came out really moist. The cinnamon is too strong a flavor and takes away from the chocolatey goodness.

 

6 Ratings

Apr 20, 2009

This is a GREAT tasting cake...however the cloves and cinnamon make it more like a spice cake. The chocolate is virtually undetectable. Not what you want if you're looking for a TRUE devils food cake. Otherwise YUMM!!

 
Dec 04, 2012

I followed the directions to a T and it took an hour to bake. I would also suggest using half of the cin and cloves, the spices were to overpowering to be devilsfood cake . Otherwise, tasty.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 308 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 184 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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