How to make Devils Food Cake -

There's nothing devillish about this cake - it is fabulous

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Cakes and Bakes.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour, Baking Powder (बेकिंग पावडर)

Cuisine : American

Course : Desserts

Devils Food Cake

Devils Food Cake Recipe Card


The cuisine of The United States is a rich amalgamation of peoples, religions and cultures thanks to the immigrants from different parts of the world.  They brought with them their local ingredients as well as cooking styles with them.  Yet amidst all these varieties Chinese and Italian cuisines dominate.  
During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Americans developed a number of new foods.  What characterised the American cuisine is the adaptation of a fusion of multiple ethnic cooking styles. During this period food production and presentation became more industrialised.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Devils Food Cake Recipe

  • Refined flour 1 1/2 cups

  • Baking Powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt 1/2 teaspoon

  • Soda bicarbonate 1 teaspoon

  • Butter 60 grams

  • Powdered sugar 1 cup

  • Eggs 2

  • Cooking chocolate 60 grams

  • Milk 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon

  • Vanilla essence 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4. Grease a nine-inch round cake tin. Sift the flour together with baking powder, salt and soda bicarbonate.

Step 2

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one a time and beating well after each addition. Melt the chocolate in half a cup of boiling water.

Step 3

Cool slightly. Stir into mixture the egg mixture. Fold in the flour mixture, milk, lemon juice and vanilla essence, mixing gently till well blended.

Step 4

Pour into the greased tin and bake for about twenty five minutes. Remove from the oven and place the tin on the wire rack. Cool the cake in the tin.

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