Classic Devil’s Food Cake

delicious and rich cake recipe
Delicious and rich cake recipe
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For the cake:
½ cup Cocoa powder unsweetened
½ cup Soft brown sugar packed
1 tsp Instant coffee powder
1 cup hot Water
1 stick Butter melted
1 tbsp Vegetable oil
¾ cup superfine Sugar
1½ cup All-purpose flour
½ tsp Baking powder
½ tsp Baking soda
2 tsp Vanilla extract
2 Eggs
For the frosting:
1 cup Cream
8 oz Semisweet chocolate chopped

Nutritional information

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Classic Devil’s Food Cake


This Classic Devil’s Food Cake with Ganache Frosting recipe is the richest, most decadent chocolate cake you will ever make! With a slight hint of coffee and a rich ganache frosting, I challenge you to find a more delicious chocolate cake. It is super simple to make too!

Start by mixing cocoa powder with instant coffee and hot water. Next mix the dry ingredients together before adding butter, oil and the vanilla extract, eggs and the coffee mixture. Beat until you have a smooth batter. Transfer the batter to two baking pans and bake in the oven. Make frosting by melting chocolate in warm cream. Frost the cake and enjoy!

To make Classic Devil’s Food Cake with Ganache Frosting, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Classic Devil’s Food Cake

Steps to make Classic Devil’s Food Cake


Prepare ganache frosting


Place the cream in a pan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl and pour in the simmering cream. Leave to melt into the cream for 1 minute. When the chocolate is soft enough, whisk until you have a smooth and glossy ganache.


Leave to cool


Leave the ganache to cool for 50 minutes. Whisk at regular intervals to keep it from solidifying. Once it reaches your desired consistency, it is ready to use.


Heat the oven and prepare a pan


Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Lightly grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans


Mix cocoa and coffee


Mix ½ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon of instant coffee with 1 cup of hot water in a bowl. Whisk together until fully combined.


Combine dry ingredients


Mix 1½ cups of flour, ¾ cup of sugar, ½ teaspoon of baking powder and ½ teaspoon of baking soda together in a large bowl.


Add remaining ingredients


Add 1 stick of melted butter, 1 tablespoon of oil and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, 2 eggs and the coffee mixture to the bowl. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed until smooth.




Divide the batter between each of two greased baking pans. Bake for about 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


Leave to cool


Remove the cakes from the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack. Remove the cakes from the pans and leave to cool completely.


Frost the cake


Start by spooning half a cup of frosting on one half of the cake. Spread it out and place the second cake on top. Spoon the remaining frosting on top and spread it around the top and sides of the cake.




Place in the refrigerator until the cake sets.



Serve on its own, with ice cream or with freshly whipped cream.

This Classic Devil's Food Cake is a delicious rich chocolate cake which the whole family will love! Try it soon and come back and leave a comment to let me know what you think of it.

Dasha is an enthusiastic and cheerful mom. She knows as well as any parent that children can be really picky when it comes to food. And she’s had plenty of experience trying to cook meals that are both tasty and nutritious, and able to satisfy the tastes of a fussy kid right away! To save you some precious time, Dasha is going to share with you all the tricks she learned the hard way, so you don’t have to! She has a wealth of recipes for quick and easy meals for kids and families on a budget.

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Total Reviews: 21
Galilea Slavish

Dasha are you trying to get me fat? you have the best stuff dude I swear...

Evalynn Subramani

Mine turned out pretty dry and not too chocolate tasting on the inside did I miss something? cause I'm pretty sure I followed the ingridents step by step :(

Kaelynn Demouy

Too much vanilla extract I'd recommend using only 1 teaspoon instead of two.

Rylan Dunham

I didn't know what it meant by soft brown sugar so I just used normal brown sugar hat's okay right?..

Taraji Benin

Holy crap this was so tasty but hard to make for sure, not a beginner friendly cake at all.

Livia Ambrosio

One of my favorite cakes on here besides the banana poke cake.

Aryanna Simonton

I much prefer the lemon sponge cake to this but my daughter is a chocolate lover.

Samiyah Blossman

A chocolate lovers dream and a nightmare for lactose people like myself haha..this is so good but I know i'm going to regret eating it later lol.

Adela Tomchak

Too bad people get fat off of eating a bunch of cake, I'd gladly eat this as a daily dessert any day of the week.

Cindy Vollmuth

Okay so I'm totally obsessed and now I've been looking at all the amazing desserts on this website even though I'm full..

Patience Ginart

Accidently went with olvie oil instead of vegetable oil hopefully that doesn't change the flavor in anyway.

Anika Bubela

Was really good but I think it's a little too strong so maybe don't go with dark chocolate and try milk.

Rosa Rosinsky

Is it possible to add more chocolate please? There just isn't enough (joking by the way)

Kailani Bashford

Can't wait to make this for my nieces birthday tomorrow, I'm already preparing myself for a full covered chocolate face!! She's turning 5.

Miya Fecko

Me and my husband tried making this and when it was done we declared half and half!

Angelique Lien

I'm going to need to head to the gym after eating this whole thing by myself..

Treasure Shoaib

So soft and delicious..melted in my mouth.

Paula Vavra

It takes more time than what's written.

Carla Romane

I shaped the cake as a heart and then added some snickers on the top for my co-workers bday!! Can't wait to take a huge slice all for myself loool.

Sailor Mahaffie

Coffee powder won't be too good on the kids but I'll make this anyway and pray they won't be bouncing off the walls


Yummy-yummy! I love chocolate!!!

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