Dark Devil's Food Cake Recipe

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Dark Devil's Food Cake

Helen Bell

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@helbll

I started making this cake when I was 10 years old with my Mom. That was 52 years ago. The only thing I changed was the baking cocoa. Since I am a lover of dark chocolate I now use the Hershey Special Dark baking cocoa. This cake has never failed me. Whether iced or not this cake is great.


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Serves:

12

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

2 c
all purpose flour
1 3/4 c
sugar
1/3 tsp
baking powder
1 3/4 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
2/3 c
hershy special dark baking cocoa
2/3 c
crisco shortening
1 c
water
2 tsp
vanilla extract
3
large eggs

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix first eight ingredients until blended. Beat on high speed of hand mixer for 2 minutes.
2
Add vanilla and eggs and mix until well blended. Beat on high speed of hand mixer for 2 minutes.
3
Grease and flour cake pan and pour batter into pan.
4
I prefer to sprinkle top of batter with chocolate chips and chopped walnuts before baking. Or you can bake and ice when cooled.
5
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
6
Bake: 9 in. layer pans for 30-40 minutes
9in. square or 9 in. x 13 in. pans for
35-40 min. 24 cupcakes for 20-25 min.
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About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy