Total Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes:


    -portion cake
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      35 min

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By Geraldene Holt

Published 2011

  • About

I grew up with the all-chocolate version of this classic American cake. But I also include the snowy-white seven-minute frosting alternative which some people prefer.


  • 60 g / 2 oz cocoa powder
  • 4 tbs hot water


In a large warmed mixing bowl, blend the cocoa with the hot water until smooth. Add the eggs, butter, sugar, flour sifted with the baking powder and ground cinnamon. Mix together well then beat for 1–2 minutes. Divide the mixture between the prepared cake tins and smooth level. Bake in the preheated oven until the cakes are cooked, springy to the touch and just starting to shrink from the tin.