Devil’s food cake is just sinful. It is delicious and dark and just so darn appealing. So we like to pair it with an equally sinful filling and frosting. It is a cake to make you stop, notice and gorge.
Well, at least for a slice anyways. This cake can be very rich and most people cannot eat more than one smaller slice at a time. Due to this we say this cake can feed 16-20 people. Or just a few djinn. Those guys are the only ones crazy enough down here to try to steal Lucifer’s cake.
- 3 cup flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 3/4 cup coffee
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- 2 cooked beets, peeled and pureed (or 1 can beets drained and rinsed)
- 16 oz dark chocolate (bittersweet)
- 8 oz milk chocolate
- 1 1/2 cup butter (3 sticks)
The Frosting (Ganache)
- 8 oz dark chocolate (bittersweet)
- 1 cup heavy cream (whipping cream)
- 2 tbsp butter
- Preheat oven to 350F and grease 3 (or 2) round pans.
- In a bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- In a separate bowl, beat together butter and sugars. Add in liquids (milk, coffee, vanilla extract and eggs)
- Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Add beets. Mix will be wet.
- Pour batter into bans and cook for 20-30 min.
- Let cakes cool until room temperature.
- In a double boiler, melt dark and milk chocolate for filling. Be careful not to burn chocolate or get any water in chocolate.
- Let chocolate cool until no longer hot to the touch.
- Beat chocolate together with butter until light and fluffy.
- If you used 2 pans, cut each cake in half so you have 4 cake layers.
- Spread filling over each layer of cake (top included). Stack layers on top of each other.
- In double boiler, heat milk and butter for frosting. Add chocolate. Heat until mixed.
- Let ganache cool slightly. Pour over top of cake.
- Eat and enjoy!
Our version of Hell’s mascot cake has a deep chocolate flavor and no taste of beets. Sliding them into this recipe is really just a way trick some picky eaters into eating their vegetables. Our filling tastes as if you fluffed up a candy bar and set it between the cake layers. It is a perfect pair for any dense chocolate cake. The ganache that we used for frosting has a dark taste and dark color for a nice shine. It not only tastes good but it also compliments, in all our minds, exactly how a Devil’s food cake should look. Overall, a delicious chocolate cake.