Easy Homemade Devil’s Food Cake Recipe

Did you know that you can make devil’s food cake at home? You can! This easy homemade devil’s food cake recipe tastes just like the perfect chocolate cake you’ve been dreaming of!

This is such a yummy recipe, it will be your new stand-by when you’re dying for something moist and chocolatey! You can find it in volume 1 of our Dining On A Dime Cookbook.

This easy devil’s food cake recipe is my Great Grandmother’s Great Depression recipe. It’s a super easy chocolate cake you’re sure to love. You can make this cake in thin layers and serve it plain as you would a light brownie, or you can frost it with your favorite frosting. I prefer chocolate (recipe below) or buttercream frosting with it, but you can frost it with any flavor you like.

You can easily make this devil’s food cake recipe into a layer cake by placing one layer, frosting it and then placing another layer. I often make it as a 2 layer or 3 layer cake, including frosting between each of the layers and then frosting the top.

If you want to make this Devil’s Food Cake recipe extra fancy, you can frost it with one color or flavor of frosting and then pipe a different color frosting on top in a pretty pattern. You can also add designs in the frosting or add sprinkles or candy on top if you like.

Easy Homemade Devil’s Food Cake Recipe

This easy devil’s food cake recipe makes a light chocolate cake that is super delicious.

1/3 cup cocoa, packed
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. shortening
1 cup boiling water
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sour milk or buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350°.
Dissolve cocoa and shortening in boiling water.
Mix all remaining ingredients into the bowl with the cocoa and shortening.
Beat for 2 minutes.
Pour into a well-greased and floured 9×13 inch baking pan or two 9 inch pans.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes clean.
This tastes just like the package mix! Serves 9 or makes 20 cupcakes.