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Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting Recipe
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Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting Recipe

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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: 45 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

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

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.

Directions

  1. In a microwave, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and melted chocolate.
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add to the creamed mixture alternately with water and sour cream. Transfer to two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans.
  3. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. For frosting, in a small heavy saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat. Remove from the heat; cool for 5 minutes. In a large bowl, beat the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth. Gradually beat in chocolate mixture until frosting is light and fluffy. Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2010, p54

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.

Reviews for Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting(17)

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Reviewed Jan. 30, 2014

My Step-Mom's favorite cake ever. Rave reviews from all. Substituting coffee for the water is a great idea.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2013

This is the best devil's food cake I can remember making and eating. The only change I made was using coffee instead of water. Definitely a go to recipe.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

Nice flavor - came together fine. No problem with the frosting.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

We made this cake exactly how recipt calls out, it was one of the best cakes and frosting I have ever made. The whole family loved it. Cake was not dry, and frosting was perfect!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2012

frosting came out too watery. Can't comment on cake because I didn't make it.

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