Chocolate Devil's Food Cake Recipe by Zoë François | Yummly

Chocolate Devil's Food Cake

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20Ingredients
3Hours
1490Calories
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Chocolate-lovers, raise your hands (and forks)! This cake, made extra moist with oil, features a fudge frosting and photo-worthy chocolate shards, along with a secret chocolate-enhancing ingredient. Want a different look? Try Zoë's Perfect Birthday Cake recipe, also on Yummly Pro, which turns this Devil's Food Cake into a 4-layer showstopper filled with Nutella buttercream and a smooth top coat of vanilla frosting with piped pink roses.

Ingredients

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  • butter (for pans)
  • 2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup Dutch process cocoa powder (sifted if lumpy)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (for cake)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons rum (or brandy, optional)
  • 1 1/4 cups hot coffee (add 2 Tbsp. more if you omit rum or brandy)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 pound semisweet chocolate (chopped into small chunks)
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 pinch kosher salt (for frosting)
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • hot water (in a container deep enough to submerge icing spatula)
  • 1 pound semisweet chocolate bar (for shavings, optional)
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    NutritionView More

    1490Calories
    Sodium25% DV590mg
    Fat128% DV83g
    Protein25% DV13g
    Carbs65% DV195g
    Fiber40% DV10g
    Calories1490Calories from Fat750
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat83g128%
    Saturated Fat43g215%
    Trans Fat0g
    Cholesterol150mg50%
    Sodium590mg25%
    Potassium750mg21%
    Protein13g25%
    Calories from Fat750
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate195g65%
    Dietary Fiber10g40%
    Sugars151g302%
    Vitamin A25%
    Vitamin C2%
    Calcium10%
    Iron35%

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

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    Reviews(1)

    Porter 5 months ago
    So delicious! Wish it was explained how bake temperatures and bake times would differ with 8 or 9” round pans or cupcakes.

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