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Devil's Food Cake with Angel Frosting

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Category: Gifts, Kids, Holiday, Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • ~~~ For the cake ~~~
  • 1 oz dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
  • ½ cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • â…” cup hot coffee
  • â…“ cup whole milk
  • 1â…“ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ~~~ For the frosting ~~~
  • 5 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1½ cups sugar, divided
  • 1 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • chocolate sprinkles, to decorate


Heat oven to 325. Grease two 8-inch round cake pans and line with parchment paper. Grease the parchment.

In a medium bowl, combine the chocolate and cocoa powder. Pour the hot coffee into this same bowl and whisk to combine. Stir in the milk until smooth.

In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugars on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well and scraping down the sides after each addition. Mix in the vanilla. Scrape down the bowl and mix again for 30 seconds.

Add in the flour in three parts, alternating with the chocolate mixture.

Divide the batter among the prepared pans. Bake for 35-40 minutes, rotating halfway through, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for 15 minutes. Turn out onto the rack and let cool completely.

To make the frosting, put the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan over low heat, stir together 1¼ cups sugar, the corn syrup, and ¼ cup water. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook, without stirring, until it reaches 235 degrees F.
Meanwhile, whisk the egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form.
As soon as the sugar reaches the right temperature, remove the pan from the heat.

Add the remaining ¼ cup sugar to the egg whites and mix on low. While the mixer is still running, slowly stream in the hot sugar mixture. Increase the speed to high once you have added all the sugar syrup and beat for 7 minutes, or until thick and shiny. Add the vanilla bean paste and beat again for 10 seconds.

To assemble the cake, place one layer on a serving platter. Trim it so that the cake is level. Spread 1 cup of frosting on top. Place the next layer on top and trim it as well. Frost the sides and top of the cake with the remaining frosting. Garnish with sprinkles.

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