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Tammy Rao's Devil's Food Cake

The recipe for this moist, delicious chocolate cake comes from Tammy Rao of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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  • Servings: 12

Source: Everyday Food, June 2004


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup melted butter plus more for pan


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Line bottom with wax or parchment paper; butter paper.

  2. Whisk together dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients; with an electric mixer, beat on low speed until moist. Raise speed to medium; beat until smooth, about 3 minutes more.

  3. Pour into prepared pan; bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean with a few moist crumbs, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes; invert onto a wire rack. Remove paper; reinvert to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar, if desired.

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