Devil's Food Cake

Oxmoor House
one 2-layer cake


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1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup hot water
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla


Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add water; beat well.

Combine flour, cocoa, soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix well after each addition. Stir in vanilla.

Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove layers from pans, and let cool completely.

Created date

February 2010