Devil’s Food Cake

Preparation info

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Two Fat Ladies: Gastronomic Adventures (with Motorbike and Sidecar)

Two Fat Ladies

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1996

  • About

Why this is called Devil’s Food Cake I cannot imagine, far too good for the devil who gets the best tunes already according to Charles Wesley. Perhaps, in the words of David Garrick, it is because ‘Heaven sends us good meat, but the Devil sends cooks’. Anyway it is devilishly good.


  • 115 g/4 oz butter
  • 115 g/4


Grease and line 2 sandwich tins that are 20 cm/8 in across.

In a saucepan melt the butter, chocolate, syrup and sugar, stirring regularly (do