Mamaw's Devils Food Cake

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Chocolate devils food cake from scratch with a rich chocolate frosting.

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Servings:
24
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 stick butter

  • 5 eggs

  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.

  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Stir in the vanilla. Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, cloves and cinnamon. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

  3. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. To make the frosting, use the second set of ingredients.

  4. In a heavy saucepan, combine the cocoa, butter, milk and sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture comes to a boil. Cook to the soft ball stage (234 to 240 degrees F, 112 to 115 degrees C). Remove from heat and beat by hand until the mixture becomes thick. Stir in the flour, beat until blended. Poke holes in the cake and frost while the cake and icing are still hot so the icing will penetrate. Let cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

275 Calories
8g Fat
50g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 275
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 124mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 39g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 91mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.