Our Favorite Devil's Food Cake

Our Favorite Devil's Food Cake

The title says it all -- this is the ultimate devil’s food cake!


16 servings


  • 3 ounces (3 squares) unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup Domino® Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Domino® Light Brown Sugar firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans. Line bottoms with waxed or parchment paper; grease paper.

Melt chocolate in heavy saucepan over very low heat, stirring constantly, until just melted. Set aside to cool.

Beat sugars and butter, in large bowl at medium speed, until light and fluffy. Add cooled chocolate. In small bowl, beat egg yolks, water and vanilla. Gradually add yolk mixture to chocolate mixture; beat until light and fluffy.

In small bowl, stir together cake flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add flour mixture, alternately with milk, to chocolate mixture while beating at low speed.

Beat egg whites in small bowl at high speed until stiff. Using spatula, fold egg whites into cake batter. Pour into prepared pans.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on cooling racks.