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Devil's Food Cake

 Devil's Food Cake
"THIS is a family favorite that we still enjoy. The 7-minute icing can also be used on other cake recipes, which makes it versatile. What's more, the icing can be tinted different colors to be more festive for different occasions."
12-14 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract


  • In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, shortening and eggs. Add
  • vanilla; beat well. Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, soda
  • and salt. Add alternately with buttermilk to the egg mixture. Pour
  • batter into two greased 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350°
  • for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out
  • clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks
  • to cool completely.
  • For frosting, combine first four ingredients in the top of a double

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Devil's Food Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • boiler; beat with an electric mixer until thoroughly mixed. Place
  • over rapidly boiling water and continue to beat for 7 minutes or
  • until frosting will hold stiff peaks. Remove from boiling water and
  • add vanilla. Continue to beat frosting until thick enough to spread.
  • Frost cake when completely cooled. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 378 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 155 mg sodium, 72 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.