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Devil's Food Cake Recipe

Devil's Food Cake Recipe

"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."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:12-14 servings


  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon 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 vanilla extract


  • 1. In a large mixing 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 2 greased 9 in. round cake pans. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Continue to cool. For frosting, combine first four ingredients in the top of a double 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 slice: 378 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 155mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (53g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011


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