Devil's Chocolate Food Cake

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“This is from "Chocolate Delights" by Neelaxi Arora, an obscure little chocolate cookbook that my aunt bought me years ago. I modified this to make it slightly less sinful, but it's still pretty devilish! Absolutely worth it, though. Forget the calories, just this once...”
1hr 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the cake; Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease a 9 inch round baking dish, and dust it with flour.
  3. This is an excellent way to ensure that no part of the cake sticks to the dish when it is done.
  4. Beat the butter and sugar until creamy.
  5. Add one egg at a time to the creamy mixture and beat until fluffy.
  6. Sift the flour, cocoa, coffee and baking powder together.
  7. Mix the red food colouring and milk together.
  8. Combine all the mixtures in a large bowl and beat well till all the ingredients are well blended.
  9. Pour the batter into the prepared dish and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  10. Remove the cake from the dish and allow it to cool.
  11. For the frosting; Mix the dark chocolate and the unsalted butter in a heat-proof bowl and stir over hot water till the chocolate dissolves into the butter.
  12. Remove from heat.
  13. Cool at room temperature.
  14. Stir occasionally while cooling.
  15. Once the cake has cooled sufficiently, spread the chocolate frosting over the cake and allow it to set.

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