Devil’s Food Cake

I just love this smooth and velvety chocolate cake. Every piece is pure luxury.


Difficulty: Medium

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 25 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 621 / Protein 8g / Carbohydr. 66g / Fat 37g

Ingredients (12 servings)

280 gbutter (soft)
4 clespresso
2 tbsphoney
200 mlmilk
110 gcocoa powder
200 gall-purpose flour
300 gsugar
1 tspbaking powder
1vanilla bean (seeds)
300 gchocolate (dark)
200 mlheavy cream


standing mixer or hand mixer with beaters, oven, palette knife (optional), cake platter (optional), rubber spatula (optional), 2 springform pans (Ø 24cm), 2 large bowls, 2 saucepans, whisk, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Dornfelder, sweet, 2012
This full and smooth red wine accentuates the aroma of espresso and honey. The fruity bouquet best unfolds at about 14 – 18°C/57 -65°F.

Step 1

Devil's Food Cake

Preheat oven to 180°C/355°F. Place parts of the butter, espresso, honey, and milk in a saucepan. Slowly heat until butter is melted.

saucepan, oven

130 g butter / 4 cl espresso / 2 tbsp honey / 200 ml milk

Step 2

Devil's Food Cake

In a large bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and seeds from the vanilla bean.

large bowl, whisk, cutting board, knife

110 g cocoa powder / 200 g all-purpose flour / 300 g sugar / 1 tsp baking powder / 1 vanilla bean

Step 3

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Beat eggs until slightly foamy. Add melted butter mixture. Then slowly add in flour mixture and continue to beat until smooth.

standing mixer or hand mixer

2 eggs

Step 4

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Transfer dough to 2 springform pans. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C/355°F for approx. 25 min.

oven, 2 springform pans

Step 5

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In the meantime, roughly chop chocolate. Heat heavy cream in a saucepan. Next, combine hot heavy cream, chocolate, and remaining butter in a large bowl. Stir until fully combined and set aside to cool for approx. 8 – 10 min.

saucepan, large bowl, rubber spatula, cutting board, knife

300 g chocolate / 200 ml heavy cream / 150 g butter

Step 6

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Release the cake and spread a generous amount of the chocolate mixture onto the first cake base.

cake platter, palette knife

Step 7

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Place the second cake base on top and cover the whole cake with remaining chocolate ganache. Serve with a cup of coffee or tea.

cake platter, palette knife