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Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on October 25, 2017.



Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup hot coffee
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Heat oven to 325°F. In a large mixing bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add oil, coffee and milk and mix at medium speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and beat 2 more minutes. Expect batter to be thin. Pour into a 9" x 13" greased and floured pan. Bake for 45 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes and then cool completely on baking rack.

In a saucepan combine milk and flour and cook over low heat until thick, whisking constantly. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. In a medium bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add chilled milk and flour mixture and beat for 10 minutes. Frost cooled cake and enjoy! Serves 8.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving:
320 calories, 19 g fat, 6 g saturated fat, 40 mg cholesterol, 250 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 26 g sugar, 3 g protein


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