Devil's Food Cake

Baking By Mom_Of_4 Updated 8 Mar 2011 , 5:29am by cake_architect

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Mom_Of_4 Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 5:02am
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Does anyone have a good recipe for devils food cake? I thought it was just a chocolate cake, but my customer says it is not just a chocolate cake! So any help would be appreciated!

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Spazmo76 Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 5:27am
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This is from - I have used it many times before and it never fails. So tasty!!

1/2 cup butter
3 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup water
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour one 9x13 inch pan or two 9 inch round pans.

2.In a small pan melt the butter or margarine with the unsweetened chocolate. Set aside to cool slightly.

3.Cream together the sugar and the eggs until light in color. Add the chocolate mixture to the eggs and temper mixture by beating well (so you don't end up with scrambled eggs!) Add 1 cup boiled water (still warm) and blend well. Mixture will be very liquid.

4.Mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add this mixture to the chocolate mixture and blend well.

5.Mix together the vinegar and the milk and stir into the chocolate batter. Pour into prepared pan(s).

6.Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cake divides well for filling with mousse, or ganache, or black forest fillings. The best clue to this cake being nearly done is that you will start to smell the aroma of chocolate filling your house!

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cake_architect Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 5:29am
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I use a doctored mix, but its delicious! Here's my recipe:

1 box Duncan Hines devil's food cake mix
3/4 cups water
1/2 cup water
1 cup sour cream
2 tbs cocoa powder
3 eggs
1 tbs vanilla
1 tbs meringue powder (optional)

Add all ingredients into Kitchen Aid and mix on low 1 minute, scrape down bowl, then mix on medium for 2 additional minutes. Pour in pans and bake according to Wilton's charts.

hope that helps!

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