Dark Devil's Food Cake

Dark Devil's Food Cake Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Helen Bell

By
@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

How to Make Dark Devil's Food Cake

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.
    .

Printable Recipe Card

About Dark Devil's Food Cake

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




Show 6 Comments & Reviews

The Only 20 Peach Recipes You'll Ever Need

The Only 20 Peach Recipes You'll Ever Need

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

These recipes definitely aren't the pits. Here are some of our favorite peach recipes on Just A Pinch - we promise they're delicious!

13 Sheet Cake Recipes You Want To Slice Into

13 Sheet Cake Recipes You Want to Slice Into

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Easy, delicious and a family favorite - what’s not to love about sheet cake? Check out these 13 sheet cake recipes you need to make for dessert asap!

Strawberry Recipes You Need To Make This Summer

Strawberry Recipes You Need to Make This Summer

Kitchen Crew

There are many surprising health benefits of strawberries . They are loaded with Vitamin C which helps support a healthy immune system. Their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits can help protect...