Thursday, August 25, 2011

Devil's Food Cake

I've been meaning to blog about this recipe for a while! We had a random baking night at my cousins... and it was just after the Masterchef episode where they made Devil's food cake (with no recipe!!! well someone had to memorise the recipe... but yeah~) anyways so was always wondering what was so special about a Devil's food cake because it kind of looks like a chocolate cake~ I guess after making this I realise there are little surprises that make the taste different. This isn't Nigella's recipe ... but still just as good :)

Devil's Food cake

180g butter
1 3.4 cup caster sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
2/3 cup cocoa powder
3 tsp dry instant coffee
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp red food dye
1/2 cup warm water

Rich chocolate frosting
60g dark chocolate
60g unsalted butter

1. Grease 2 20cm round cake tins and line with baking paper (we only had one...)
2. Beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
3. Fold in sifted flours, bicarb soda and cocoa powder with combined coffee, colouring, water and milk.
4. Pour mixture into prepared tins. Bake at 180oC for around 45 minutes (make sure you don't overcook it because it can go dry....)
5. Allow cake to cool and sandwich cakes with cream (or maybe jam?)
6. Make chocolate frosting by combining chocolate and butter in heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir until smooth and ice cooled cake.

Had leftover cake mix so made Devil's food CUPCAKES! :D personally iced and decorated!

Recipe adapted from


  1. It.Looks.So.Good! I suppose it's the coffee powder and the red dye that makes it different? I've been reading a lot about this cake too- hope to try it soon.

    Oh, just though I'd tell you that I've started a new blog. On food. Hehe. Do drop by sometime. I welcome comments :)

  2. thanks :) it was pretty good! yes i had a look at your new blog! yay! another blog to read! keep up the blogging!


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