Spiced Devil's Food Cake Recipe
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Spiced Devil's Food Cake Recipe

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One of my mom's friends gave her this recipe when I was a child and it has been a family favorite ever since. When your "chocolate sweet tooth" acts up, this really hits the spot!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • MOCHA ICING:
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons strong brewed coffee
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Toasted whole or chopped almonds, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 543 calories, 23 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 110 mg cholesterol, 389 mg sodium, 82 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla.
  2. Sift together all dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans.
  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes. Cool on wire racks for 10 minutes before removing from pans.
  4. In a small bowl, combine all icing ingredients except nuts. Spread frosting between layers and over the top and sides of cake. If desired, top with almonds. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Spiced Devil's Food Cake in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p16

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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013

"This cake really hits your chocolate spot. It's moist..and it doesn't last long in my house!!"

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Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"I made this cake last week, then made the yellow cake and am expecting special company this weekend and when I asked by friend what he wanted for cake, he asked for that special chocolate cake I had made before. This one! It is not too sweet yet has a definite light and enjoyable spicy taste. I will make it often and I recommend it to anyone."

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