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message 1: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Naughty Co-Mod (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 1922 comments Old Fashioned Devil’s Food Cake

It's a Cake Mix Doctor version! So easy!

Serves 16

Ingredients

Solid vegetable shortening for greasing the pan

Flour for dusting the pans

1 package plain devil’s food cake mix (with pudding in the mix)

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/3 C buttermilk

1/2 C vegetable oil

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1. Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 350. Generously grease two 9-inch pans with shortening, the dust with flour. Shake to remove excess flour.

2. Place the cake mix, cocoa, buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer n low for 1 minute. Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more, scraping down the sides again, if needed. The batter should look well combined. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans, smoothing it out with the rubber spatula. Place the pans in the oven, side by side.

3. Bake the cakes until they spring back when lightly pressed with your finger, 28-30 minutes. Remove the pans and place them on wire racks to cool for 10 minutes. Run a dinner knife around the edge of each layer and invert each onto a rack, the invert again onto another rack so that the cakes are right side up. Allow to cool completely, 30 minutes more.

4. Meanwhile, prepare the Fluffy Chocolate Frosting (Recipe below)

5. Place one cake layer, right side up, on a serving platter. Spread the top with frosting. Place the second layer, right side up, on top of the first layer and frost the top and sided of the cake with clean, smooth stokes.

Fluffy Chocolate Frosting

2/3C unsweetened cocoa powder

6 tablespoons boiling water (and additional if needed)

1 stick of room temperature butter

3C confectioners’ sugar; sifted (plus extra if needed)

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1. Place the cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl and pour the boiling water over it. Stir with wooden spoon or rubber spatula until the cocoa comes together in a soft mass. Add the butter and blend with an electric mixer on low speed until the mixture is soft and well combined, 30 seconds. Stop the machine. Place the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla in the bowl, and beat with the mixer on low speed until the sugar is incorporated, 1 minute. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat until the frosting lightens and is fluffy, 2 minutes more. Add more boiling water, a teaspoon at a time, or more confectioners’ sugar, a tablespoon at a time, if the frosting is too thick or too thin for your liking.

2. Use the frosting to frost the top and sides of the cake or cupcakes of your choice.


message 2: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Yummmmmmmm! ☺


message 3: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Naughty Co-Mod (last edited Nov 10, 2011 10:40PM) (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 1922 comments I mentioned this recipe in my review of this book... it's one of our favorites. You'd NEVER know it's a boxed mix!


message 4: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Naughty Co-Mod (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 1922 comments I was thinking about editing the review to add this, actually. Do you think that's copyright infringement?


message 5: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Hmmmm. I don't know the answer to that, Dhes. Sorry. I would check with the Librarians' Group.


message 6: by Pamela(AllHoney), Fairy Godmother (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 14526 comments yummy, chocolate and cake!!!!


message 7: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Yeah, really. What's not to love? ☺


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