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Devil’s Food Cake with Fudge Frosting

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Gaby


  • 2 1/3 cups of flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk

For the Frosting

  • 12 oz bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • pinch of salt


  • preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease the bottom and sides of 2 spring form pans (9 inches) In a large bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a different bowl beat the butter until its smooth. Then add the brown sugar, vanilla, and eggs. Finally, add the flour mixture in batches and then the buttermilk.
  • Divide this mixture into the 2 pans and spread it out evenly making sure to get rid of any air bubbles. Put these into the oven for about 25-30 minutes and check with a toothpick to see if they are done. Once done, remove from the oven and transfer onto a cooling rack and let cool for about 30 minutes. While you're waiting have a fabulous glass of wine or something because waiting stinks!!!
  • While having your glass of wine you can start the frosting. In a double boiler melt the chocolate chips and the cream. Once melted remove from heat and add the sour cream and combine - add a pinch of salt and then continue to whisk occasionally until cooled and thick enough to frost.
  • Place one cake layer onto your serving dish and with an icing spatula spread 1/3 of the frosting on top. Place the 2nd cake layer on top. Then spread a thin layer of the frosting over the entire cake. Then coat the cake with the remaining icing and make it beautifully smooth or crazy and creative. (I opted for the creative icing)