Devil’s Food Cake

This recips is easy to do from scratch, and they taste about five times better than the “box” version.

Devil’s Food Cake (This came from Taste of South)
Ingredients

3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups sifted cake flour
1/2 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup whole buttermilk (I don’t have buttermilk so I poured a cup of milk and used 1Tablespoon of lemon juice into a cup. Let it sit about 5-15 minutes and stir gently. The milk should have begun to curdle. Measure and use in place of the buttermilk.)
1/2 cup boiling water
1 recipe Chocolate Buttercream
Directions

1.Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 3 (6-inch) round cake pans with baking spray with flour.  Line pans with parchment rounds, and spray again. 

2.In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar at high speed with an electric mixer until creamy, approximately 5 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla, beating well.

3.In a small bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add flour mixture to butter, alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour. Mix on lowest speed, add 1/2 cup boiling water, being careful. Increase mixer speed slowly, and mix to combine.( I did this by hand as the water started to splash around too much) Divide batter among prepared pans.

4.Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks, and let cool completely. I made these into cupcakes which made 39 and baked for 10-13 minutes till center was set and toothpick came out clean)

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (from Taste of Home)
*wait till cupcakes/cake have cooled completely before frosting*
Ingredients
1 cup butter, softened
7 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 to 3/4 cup milk

In a bowl, cream butter. Beat in sugar and vanilla. Add milk until frosting reaches desired consistency.

Happy Valentines Day !

Enjoy!

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