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Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting Recipe

Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting Recipe

This recipe won several blue ribbons at our state fair. The made-from-scratch chocolate layer cake topped with a fudgy homemade frosting is truly a can't-miss dessert. —Donna Carman, Tulsa, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2-1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup water
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line bottoms of two greased 9-in. round baking pans with parchment paper; grease paper.
  • 2. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and cooled chocolate. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream and water, beating well after each addition.
  • 3. Transfer batter to prepared pans. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks; remove paper. Cool completely.
  • 4. For frosting, in a small heavy saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes. In a large bowl, beat confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add chocolate mixture, beating until light and fluffy. Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 678 calories, 29 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 107 mg cholesterol, 377 mg sodium, 104 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.