1942 Devil’s Food Cake

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

Nick Malgieri

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Butter two 9-inch round cake pans; line bottoms with parchment paper or waxed paper.
  2. Position a rack in the middle of the oven; preheat to 350°.
  3. Melt chocolate in a large heatproof bowl set over hot, but not simmering water; let cool.
  4. In a bowl, stir the flour, baking soda, and salt together; mix well.
  5. Add the butter to the chocolate, then pour in the boiling water; stir well to mix.
  6. Whisk in the sugar and sour cream.
  7. Stir in the flour mixture; whisk in the eggs.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared pans; smooth the tops.
  9. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until test done—toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Cool in pans on racks for 5 minutes; then unmold onto racks to finish cooling.
  11. **Recommend to frost with fluffy white frosting or whipped ganache.

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