Devil’s Food Cake


by: Baker Guy

This rich, deeply flavored cake can be frosted with chocolate frosting, such as buttercream or whipped ganache, to reinforce the chocolate effect, or a contrasting frosting, such as a kirsch-flavored buttercream, white chocolate mousse, white chocolate whipped ganache, or mousseline, to balance the chocolate.


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serves: 1

butter (for the cake pans)

flour (for the cake pans)

1 cup cake flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter (sliced, at room temperature)

6 ounces bittersweet chocolate (chopped)

1 cup sour cream

3/4 cup sugar

3 eggs

Nutrition Facts
Devil’s Food Cake

Servings Per Recipe: 1

Amount per Serving

Calories: 3395

  • Total Fat: 209.4 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 123.2 g
  •     Trans Fat: 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 854.7 mg
  • Sodium: 3699.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 370.8 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 11.8 g
  •     Sugars: 247.5 g
  • Protein: 40.2 g

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1.  Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter and flour one or two 9-inch cake pans. In a bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

2.  Combine the butter, chocolate, and sour cream in a heat-proof bowl and place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until smooth; remove from the heat as soon as the chocolate has melted.

3.  In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs until smooth. Stir the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture. Sift the dry ingredients over the chocolate-egg mixture while folding with a rubber spatula.

4.  Pour the mixture into the prepared pans. Bake 1-inch-thick cakes for about 25 minutes or a 2-inch-thick cake for about 40 minutes, or until the cakes spring back to the touch or a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

5.  Let the cakes cool for 5 minutes and turn them out onto a cake rack. Frost as suggested above.

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