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Let’s bake! Devil’s Food cake recipe

Spring is here, the sun is shining, let’s be decadent and enjoy a devilishly good cake! If you don’t like chocolate, that’s not the recipe for you. But if you do, grab your baking gear!


ingredients (photo: Nuala Mairel)





For the frosting / icing:

  • 225 g chocolate
  • 175 g butter
  • 100 ml heavy cream
  • A pinch of salt

For the sponge cake:

  • 75 g cocoa powder
  • 80 g brown sugar
  • 120 g caster sugar
  • 335 g flour
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 375 ml boiling water
  • 3 eggs


bain-marie (photo: Nuala Mairel)


Start with the frosting: melt the chocolate, the butter, the cream and the salt together in a bain-marie (a water bath) until you get a smooth texture. Then, let the frosting cool down.






cocoa mixture (photo: Nuala Mairel)


Now whisk the cocoa powder, the brown sugar, the vanilla and the boiling water together.







egg mixture (photo: Nuala mairel)


In another bowl, whisk the butter and the caster sugar together. Then, add the eggs one by one and mix well between each egg.








flour mixture (photo: Nuala mairel)


In a third bowl, mix the flour, the baking soda and the baking powder together.







end batter (photo: Nuala Mairel)


Finally, fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture. Then, add the cocoa powder mixture and mix well until you get a smooth texture.








cake pans (photo: Nuala Mairel)


Pour the batter into 3 greased cake pans and bake them for 25 minutes at 170°C.







pile up, frost and enjoy! (photo: Nuala Mairel)


Let the cakes cool down (preferably on a wire rack). When they are ready, it’s time to stack them on top of one another! Put some of the topic on top of the first cake, then place the second one on top of it. Do the same with the third cake, and cover the whole pile with the rest of the frosting.





Decorate… and enjoy! It’s a bit trickier than the previous recipes, but it’s worth the effort. Try it and let us know what you think!

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