Devil's Food Cake

Devil's Food Cake
Makes:
12
servings
Prep Time:
25
minutes
Total Time:
140
minutes
based on 18 reviews
4

Dietary Considerations:

Vegetarian
A show stopping dessert -- Devil's Food Cake with a rich, chocolate frosting. Perfect for any occasion.

In this recipe:

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Ingredients:

  • CAKE
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • FROSTING
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 8-inch-round baking pans.

FOR CAKE:
COMBINE
flour, sugar and cocoa in large mixer bowl. Stir in mayonnaise and vanilla extract; beat for 2 minutes. Combine warm water and baking soda in small bowl. Add to cocoa mixture slowly while beating until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pans.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers come out clean. Cool in pans for 15 minutes; invert onto wire racks to cool completely. Frost with Frosting.

FOR FROSTING:
BRING
cream, butter and sugar to a simmer in medium, heavy-duty saucepan, stirring until butter melts. Remove from heat. Add morsels; let sit for 2 minutes. Whisk until smooth. Whisk in vanilla extract. Pour into medium bowl. Refrigerate for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally, until frosting is thick enough to spread.


Reviews:

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Wonderful!

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Melanie Colombo from Whittier, CA

This chocolate cake was easy to make and the frosting was excellent; nice, thick and fudgey - the way the kids love it - mine are 24 and 22! Very easy to make. I truly enjoyed making the frosting. I made this recipe with six small bundt cake pans and after frosting the cakes, I sprinkled them with tiny colored confetti hearts for valentine's. The great thing about this frosting is it got to a thicker consistency as it cooled so you could drizzle it on a cake or wait until it got to the desired consistency.

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  •  Star(s)

    AMAZING!

    Jennifer Wasin from

    I made this cake one sunday just for fun, and it was DELICIOUS! Every member of my family loved it. You couldn't even taste the mayo one bit, it made it sooo rich and moist, we will definetely be making this again. We tried making this cake with a orange cream cheese frosting and it was DEVINE. I definetely rate this recipe 5 star.

  •  Star(s)

    Better than average

    Chrissy Spencer from Littleton, CO

    I thought this recipe was ok. My husband thought the cake was good but the icing wasn't sweet enough. I think it would be better with milk chocolate chips instead of semi sweet. My coworkers really liked it though.

  •  Star(s)

    Mother's Day

    Eileen Y. from

    I made this for my mom for Mother's Day and she loved it and so did my whole family. It was like a brownie, moist and chocolaty.

  •  Star(s)

    will not be making this again

    Suzanne Geiger from Zionsville, PA

    The frosting was the only half decent part of this recipe. The cake had no taste. I followed the recipe perfectly and usually when people give a good rating I trust they are correct. I made this for my Mother-In-Laws birthday and no one liked it. Once you got past the frosting part there was no flavor to the cake and nothing about it made us want to eat more.

  •  Star(s)

    Oh so good!

    Sarah Rasco from Oklahoma City, OK

    I made this cake for my dad's birthday and he loved it! It was so good and moist, rich and creamy. The only thing I changed was that I used milk chocolate chips for the frosting instead of semi-sweet. It still was fantastic! I don't think I'll use the semi-sweet next time either it was so good.

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    Devil's Food Cake

    RUTH WHITEHEAD from Ocala, FL

    The mayonaise in the recipe makes this cake super moist. The frosting fantastic!

  •  Star(s)

    worth making

    Faiza Waqas from EDMONTON, AB

    i always thought i can never make a chocolate cake this good but after making this i think things are possible its easy and simple the only thing i changed was instead of warm water i added half warm water and half milk,and that made it really good. Thanks for the recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    EXCELLENT

    JENNIFER MARSH from Syracuse, NY

    THIS IS EASY/EASY. VERY RICH AND SURE TO PLEASE THE CHOCOLATE LOVERS IN THE FAMILY. NON CHOCOLATE LOVERS COMPLAIN IT'S TO RICH. make all the time sure to to fix that craving

  •  Star(s)

    devils food cake

    tania ocasio from hartford, CT

    i love the way my husband enjoyed this cake and he didnt know it has mayonnaise. he doesnt eat anything with mayonnaise, this cake was moist and deliciously sinful. thanks again nestle. thank you.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious

    Lori Rio from LENEXA, KS

    Cake is one of the best and easiest chocolate cake we have ever made and consumed. It was a bit brittle when I transferred it to a cooling rack so be very careful not to break it. Other than that it is definitely a keeper in our recipe book.

  •  Star(s)

    Homemade Cake

    Julie Schmitz from Groton, CT

    This was a special treat for everyone.A Special Homemade Chocolate Cake-Everyone wanted to know what the occasion was-I said "just because"...

  •  Star(s)

    devil's food cake

    GEETA JAIPAUL from Greenacres, FL

    this was quite easy and delicious... until now i always had to make this type of cake from a cake mix, but it always tasted like the packaging... i finally found a recipe that i can make this cake from scratch

  •  Star(s)

    cakeie taste-too rich

    Nick Hughes from SENECA, SC

    Everything was great, but the cake was a little ( dry ) and a bit rich. I have made it many times. overall I give this a (8) out of the top ( 10 ).

  •  Star(s)

    Devil's Food Cake

    Mary Spellerberg from WARSAW, MO

    I made this cake for my husband's birthday. He LOVES chocloate cake. I was amazed that there are no eggs in this cake, yet it was very moist and very chocolatey. This recipe is a sure winner in our house.

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful!

    Melanie Colombo from Whittier, CA

    This chocolate cake was easy to make and the frosting was excellent; nice, thick and fudgey - the way the kids love it - mine are 24 and 22! Very easy to make. I truly enjoyed making the frosting. I made this recipe with six small bundt cake pans and after frosting the cakes, I sprinkled them with tiny colored confetti hearts for valentine's. The great thing about this frosting is it got to a thicker consistency as it cooled so you could drizzle it on a cake or wait until it got to the desired consistency.

  •  Star(s)

    tastes great!

    Amanda Nance from Covington, OK

    I found this to be fun to make and of course it does taste great! Better than my grandma's ever was.

  •  Star(s)

    great cake ok frosting

    karen rodick from LEONARDSVILLE, NY

    this cake was a big hit with our guests!however,we made one with this frosting recipe,and one with homemade icing and the one with icing was voted best!

  •  Star(s)

    timeless classic

    Sue Danko from PITTSBURGH, PA

    devil's food cake is a dessert that was a special childhood treat---it's a timeless classic---also the first bite is as good as the last!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12 

  • Calories: 590
  • Calories from Fat: 320
  • Total Fat: 36g (55% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 15g (73% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 50mg (16% of DV)
  • Sodium: 350mg (15% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 64g (21% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g (10% of DV)
  • Sugars: 44g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Vitamin A: 10% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 8% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Devil's Food Cake

Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • FROSTING
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 8-inch-round baking pans.

FOR CAKE:
COMBINE
flour, sugar and cocoa in large mixer bowl. Stir in mayonnaise and vanilla extract; beat for 2 minutes. Combine warm water and baking soda in small bowl. Add to cocoa mixture slowly while beating until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pans.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers come out clean. Cool in pans for 15 minutes; invert onto wire racks to cool completely. Frost with Frosting.

FOR FROSTING:
BRING
cream, butter and sugar to a simmer in medium, heavy-duty saucepan, stirring until butter melts. Remove from heat. Add morsels; let sit for 2 minutes. Whisk until smooth. Whisk in vanilla extract. Pour into medium bowl. Refrigerate for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally, until frosting is thick enough to spread.

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