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dark devil's food cake

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Helen Bell
Rochester, NY

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 rating)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For dark devil's food cake

  • 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
  • 3
    large eggs

How To Make dark devil's food cake

  • 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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