Pam Najera's Mom's Devils Food Cake and Frosting

“This recipe came from Pam Najera whom I worked with for 27 years at ARC. She is/was an wonderful friend and boss (for a short time). She made this cake and when I asked agreed to give me the recipe. It is moist, yummy and the ultimate in chocolate!”
1hr 10mins
1 cake

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. To make cakes - Sift dry ingredient together in large bowl. Add Crisco, water and vanilla, beating until well mixed.
  3. Add eggs and beat well.
  4. Pour into 2 9" round pans that have been greased and floured well. May also use 8" pans.
  5. Bake 30-35 minutes for 9" pans or 35-40 minutes for 8" pans.
  6. Cool in pans for about 10 minutes and then turn onto rack and cool completely.
  7. To make frosting - combine milk and flour in a saucepan. Cook until thick. Cover and refrigerate. In a mixing bowl, beat butter, Crisco, sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add chilled flour mixture and beat 10 minutes.
  8. Frost the cake and enjoy!

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