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devil's food cake chocolate cake recipe
Delicious Devil's Food Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Delicious devil's food cake is the only chocolate cake recipe you'll ever need. It is moist, decadent and is perfect for birthdays or family gatherings. Rich, chocolaty heaven! 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cake
Servings: 8 people
Author: Michelle Barsness
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour or Namaste gluten free perfect flour blend
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup neutral vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease (with butter, not oil) and lightly flour two 8-inch round cake pans.

  2. Lightly spoon and level off the flour into the measuring cup.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, blend all the ingredients together at a low-speed with the electric mixer until everything is moistened. Then beat for 3 minutes at a medium speed.

  4. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared cake pans.  Bake at 350 F for 25 - 30 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean from the center.

  5. Cool 5 minutes and then remove the cake inverted from the pans.  Allow the cakes to cool completely before leveling and frosting.

  6. Frost with your favorite frosting.

Recipe Notes

Baking tips:

Baking suggestions:

Two 8 inch round cake pans ~ bake at 350 F for 25 - 30 minutes

9 x 13 cake pan ~ bake at 350 F for 30 - 35 minutes

12 mini cupcakes ~ leave 1/8 of an inch from top of the cupcake tins. Bake at 350 F for 10 - 12 minutes.

Suggested frostings:

Best ever creamy chocolate frosting
White cloud frosting

Buttermilk substitution:
Real buttermilk is best, however, this substitution can be applied if it is not available. Use 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to measure 1 cup. Stir, then let stand for 5 minutes prior to using.

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