Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake

Preparation info

  • Makes


    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

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Take care that the margarine used is at room temperature and so will blend easily with the other ingredients. Use the correct amount of sugar; the quantity listed is not a mistake.


  • 225 g/8 oz plain flour
  • 50 g/2


Sift the flour, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a mixing basin. Add the sugar and the margarine cut in pieces. Pour in the buttermilk and add the eggs. Stir with a wooden spoon just to blend the ingredients, then beat very thoroughly for 1 minute to get a smooth soft mixture.

Turn the mixture into two greased and lined 19