Moms Devils Food Cake

Dutch Reyveld


This was my Moms "Go To" cake for most everything. Birthdays, bake-sales etc. She made cup cakes by the hundreds and when my own boys had bake sales at school to raise money for their prom/s, I made them. I always made two double batches and the boys laughed because THEIR goods were gone first...Mom's old handwritten recipe I have, says "True Devils Food Cake" on it.

This cake stays unbelievably moist, but it won't be around long enough for you to worry about that! LOL

I went searching the site to see if I wasn't just duplicating someone elses post and it doesn't appear so. I DID find another terrifically simple cake which I made and will link hers to this.

★★★★★ 2 votes
20 Min
45 Min


1 c
all purpose flour


1 c
sugar (i use splenda blend)
1/2 c
hershey's cocoa powder
1 tsp
baking powder
4 Tbsp
crisco or shortening
1 c
boiling water
1 tsp
baking soda


1 tsp
vanilla extract
beaten egg

How to Make Moms Devils Food Cake


  • 1Make a hole in the sifted ingredients, add 4TBs Crisco...Pour 1C. BOILING water to which 1tsp Baking soda has been added into the ingredients. Mix but DO NOT beat, then add:
  • 21tsp Vanilla Extract
    1 Beaten Egg
  • 3Mix in, but don't beat.
  • 4Bake 35~45min at 350^ Makes about 1 1/2 dozen cup cakes or small sheet cake. Double for 3 dozen cup cakes or large pan.

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About Moms Devils Food Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy