Today, May 19, is National Devil’s Food Cake Day!
Devil’s food cake is the creme de le creme of chocolate baked goods. It is a decadent cake, rich in flavor with an irresistibly moist texture that is a national favorite. Hmm, I somehow have a sudden craving for Devil’s Food Cake now…
Devil’s food cake is not your ordinary chocolate cake. It’s a unique mix of ingredients that brings out the chocolate. Recipes often call for boiling water, instead of milk, and some even add coffee to bring out the chocolate flavor! Mixing science with desserts, the cake gets its darker color from its higher pH levels due to the added baking soda. The cake uses cocoa instead of chocolate squares, making it even fluffier! Some say the cake gets its name to distinctly contrast from the Angel’s food cake, which is much lighter in comparison. As more and more types of cakes have been created over the years, “devil’s food cake” is often used as a catch all name for a super-choclatety cake that doesn’t have nuts.
Enjoy this recipe!