Red Devils Food Cake


Ingredients to be Creamed and Mixed:


Dry Ingredients:

Moist Ingredients:



  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. For 2-layer cake grease and flour two 9-inch pans. For rectangular cake grease and flour a 13x9x2 oblong pan.
  3. Click here for instructions on how to prepare cake pans for baking.
  4. For cupcakes see my Red Devils Food Cupcakes recipe.
  5. In a small bowl, melt the bitter and semi-sweet chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat the process until the chocolate is completely melted.
  6. Set the chocolate aside to cool. If you do not have a microwave click here for other options on melting chocolate.
  7. Cream butter until light and fluffy.
  8. Add brown and white sugar.
  9. Beat on high speed for 1 minute until butter and sugar are well mixed.
  10. Add eggs one at a time, beating on medium speed for 30 seconds each.
  11. Add the melted chocolate to the work bowl and mix in.
  12. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, soda, and salt.
  13. In a small bowl or measuring cup mix together the buttermilk and vanilla.
  14. Add the flour mixture in 3 parts, alternating with the buttermilk in 2 parts to the butter and egg mixture. Beat on low speed until smooth and scrape down sides of bowl as necessary.
  15. Once all ingredients are mixed together, beat on medium high speed, scraping bowl occasionally for 3 minutes.
  16. Pour batter into prepared pan(s).
  17. Cake is done when it springs back from a light touch and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  18. If you are making two 9-inch round cakes bake 30 to 35 minutes.
  19. Cool on a rack for exactly 10 minutes, remove from pans.
  20. Click here to see how to how to remove cakes from pans.
  21. Cool completely on a rack before frosting.


Frost with chocolate buttercream frosting.

If you are making a layer cake click here for instructions on frosting a layer cake.

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