Deluxe Devil's Food Cake

Deluxe Devil's Food Cake from Pillsbury™ Baking

Tags: Cakes, Dessert/Sweets

  • Prep Time: 45 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Ready Time: 180 min
  • Yield: 16 servings



  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups Pillsbury™ Softasilk® Enriched & Bleached Cake Flour
  • 1 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups buttermilk


  • 1 1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 8 to 9 tablespoons milk, divided
  • 1 (2 lb.) package powdered sugar (7 1/2 cups)
  • Chocolate curls (optional)

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 350°F. Coat three 9-inch round cake pans with no-stick cooking spray. Dust with flour
  • For Cake: BEAT sugar, butter, vanilla and almond extract in large bowl with mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Blend into creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Beat 1 minute. Divide evenly into prepared pans.
  • BAKE 26 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Remove from pans to wire rack to cool completely.
  • For Frosting: BEAT butter, vanilla and almond extract in large bowl with mixer on medium speed until creamy. Gradually add 1/3 cup milk and powdered sugar. Beat on high speed, adding additional milk 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired spreading consistency.
  • FILL and frost sides and top of cake with frosting. Garnish cake with chocolate curls, if desired.
  • REFRIGERATE cake to set frosting; allow cake to stand at room temperature 10 minutes before serving.

High Altitude (above 3500 feet):

  • HEAT oven to 375°F. Decrease sugar in cake to 1 3/4 cups and baking soda to 1 1/2 teaspoons. Increase cake flour to 2 3/4 cups.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 slice, 1/16 of cake), Calories 680 (Calories from Fat 260), Total Fat 29g (Saturated Fat 18g, Trans Fat 1g), Cholesterol 100mg, Sodium 460mg, Total Carbohydrate 105g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 84g), Protein 6g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 8%, Iron 15%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.

Rated 5 out of 5 by 1 reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5 by This recipe is decadent and delicious! Although a bit complicated (I would not recommend this recipe for beginning bakers) this cake is certainly a crowd pleaser! The cake has a very rich texture and a great chocolate flavor. August 29, 2012
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