Dark Devil's Food Cake

Dark Devil's Food Cake Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Helen Bell


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.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
30 Min


Add to Grocery List

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

How to Make Dark Devil's Food Cake


  • 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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Dark Devil's Food Cake

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

Show 6 Comments & Reviews

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes To Brighten Your Day

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes to Brighten Your Day

Kitchen Crew

The markets are bursting with blueberries these days! That makes me very happy because not only are they yummy, they're super healthy. Packed with antioxidants, research shows blueberries can help...

17 Easy Bundt Pan Recipes

17 Easy Bundt Pan Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

From breakfast to dinner to dessert, there’s a delicious bundt pan recipe for you! We promise, there’s nothing bundt yummy recipes for you below. Great Grandma's Best Banana Bread “One...

14 Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipes

14 Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Mmm, there’s just something magical about a tasty chocolate cupcake that just makes our mouths water. We searched high and low on Pinterest for some seriously awesome chocolate cupcake recipes...