Dark Devil's Food Cake

Dark Devil's Food Cake Recipe

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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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1Mix first eight ingredients until blended. Beat on high speed of hand mixer for 2 minutes.
2Add vanilla and eggs and mix until well blended. Beat on high speed of hand mixer for 2 minutes.
3Grease and flour cake pan and pour batter into pan.
4I prefer to sprinkle top of batter with chocolate chips and chopped walnuts before baking. Or you can bake and ice when cooled.
5Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
6Bake: 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 Dark Devil's Food Cake

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