Devil's Food Cake with Mocha Icing

Devil's Food Cake with Mocha Icing

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20 min.
75 min.
12 Servings

This moist, dark chocolate Devil's Food Cake with Mocha Icing is a perfect treat for all occasions.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa, divided
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine, softened
  • 3 tablespoons NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules, dissolved in 1/4 cup water
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PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly grease 13x9-inch baking pan; dust with cocoa.

COMBINE flour, granulated sugar and 1/3 cup cocoa in large mixer bowl. Stir in mayonnaise and vanilla extract; beat for 2 minutes. Combine warm water and baking soda in small bowl; stir until dissolved. Add to flour mixture slowly; stir until well blended. Spread into prepared pan.

BAKE for 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

WHISK together powdered sugar, remaining 2/3 cup cocoa and margarine. Add up to 3 tablespoons coffee until frosting is smooth and thick. Frost cake.

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Mixed Review

The Mocha frosting is fantastic. Very easy to make. Everyone was crazy about it. The next time I will use a little less coffee. The cake was dry.

- Marjory Fellows from Holderness, NH


This cake was very rich and dense with a wonderful texture. This is a chocolate lover's dream. The flavor is intense. My hubbie and I agree it is the best.

- Pamela Sorensen from Bellingham, WA


This is the best Devils food cake that I have had since I was a little girl. Two thumbs up..

- Carol Blanchette from LANCASTER, NH

Devil's Food Cake with Mocha Icing

I will try this recipe using less baking soda, or switching to baking powder entirely. The baking soda "taste" seemed over-powering. Otherwise it was a good recipe.

- Cyndy B Wilber from Ravena, NY

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This is a great chocolate cake, very moist, and always gets rave reviews. One adjustment -- the recipe calls for two teaspoons of baking soda. I recommend changing that to one teaspoon of baking soda and one teaspoon of baking powder. The flavour of the baking soda is too prominent with two teaspoons.

- Daina Doucet from Hamilton, Ontario

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 610
  • Calories from Fat: 220
  • Total Fat: 25g (38% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 5g (25% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 15mg (4% of DV)
  • Sodium: 420mg (17% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 90g (30% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 6g (25% of DV)
  • Sugars: 60g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Vitamin A: 6% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 4% of DV
  • Iron: 20% of DV

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

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