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Spiced Devil's Food Cake Recipe

Spiced Devil's Food Cake Recipe

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 YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 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
  • Whole almonds, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and 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 at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. 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. Garnish with almonds if desired. Yield: 12 servings.

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.

Reviews for Spiced Devil's Food Cake

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013

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

MY REVIEW
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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