• Alyssa Roberts

How to celebrate National Devil’s Food Cake Day 2021?

During the creation of a delicious chocolate cake, one baker decided it was time for the “all” in “all or nothing” to make its debut in the classic dessert. One of the earliest recipes for Devil’s Food Cake is linked to the August 1898 edition of the “Hagerstown Exponent” printed in Hagerstown, Indiana, although some people believe the cake originated at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in the 1950s. With a similar Victorian Ancestry to Red Velvet Cake, it was originally made from beets and cocoa before a newer recipe appeared in the American cookbook titled, “Mrs. Rorer’s New CookBook” in 1902 written by Sarah Tyson Rorer. Around 1913, the recipe spread like wildfire and Devil’s Food Cake became America’s favorite dessert.


Devil’s Food Cake takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes in total to bake, but it varies depending on the recipe you’re following! To make this infamous cake batter, you will need:


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt (not coarse)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 tablespoons of red food coloring

  • 1 cup hot coffee

  • 2 large eggs

And for the delicious frosting:

  • 1 cup milk

  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Baking requires quite a bit of time, especially if you want to perfect this Devil’s Food Cake, but if you don’t have a moment to spare, order this sweet, piquant cake on the Gesture App; just add “Devil’s Food Cake” under the Delivery notes and you’re good to go!


Order Devil’s Food Cake via Gesture now!


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