Red Devil's Food Cake

Red Devil's Food Cake

A classic chocolate layer cake frosted with the smoothest vanilla frosting you’ve ever tasted. Who could resist?

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

2:10

Hrs:Mins

Makes

16

servings

Cake
1 2/3
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup shortening
1 1/2
cups buttermilk
1 1/2
teaspoons baking soda
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
2
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled
Creamy Vanilla Frosting
3
cups powdered sugar
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
1
to 2 tablespoons milk
  1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans, or 13x9-inch pan. In large bowl, beat all cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pans.
  2. Bake rounds 30 to 35 minutes, rectangle 35 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool rounds 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  3. In medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter with spoon or electric mixer on low speed. Stir in vanilla and enough milk until smooth and spreadable. Fill and frost round layers or frost top of rectangle with frosting.
Makes 16 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know?
The slight red tint in this cake comes from the reaction between the acid in both the buttermilk and chocolate and the alkaline base of the baking soda.
Simplify
Make it even easier by using Betty Crocker® Whipped ready-to-spread vanilla frosting instead of the scratch frosting. You’ll need about 1 1/2 containers to frost this two-layer cake.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 350
    • (Calories from Fat 125 ),
  • Total Fat 14 g
    • (Saturated Fat 6 g,),
  • Cholesterol 40 mg;
  • Sodium 320 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 54 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1 g,
  • Protein 3 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.