Devil’s Food Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 round

    • Difficulty


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By James Peterson

Published 2009

  • About

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.


  • Butter and flour for the cake pans
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • teaspoons baking soda


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