Grammy's Devil Food Cake

  • Yield: 16 servings


2cups flour
13/4cups sugar
1/2cup cocoa
1tablespoon soda
1/2teaspoon salt
1 egg
1cup buttermilk
2/3cup canola oil
1teaspoon vanilla
1cup strong boiling coffee
1cup brown sugar
1/2cup white sugar
1/3cup milk
4tablespoons butter
1tablespoon light corn syrup
1/4teaspoon salt
1teaspoon vanilla


  1. Mix first five ingredients. Beat egg. Add to buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Add egg mixture and hot coffee to flour mixture and stir gently as batter will be thin. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes until done.
  2. To prepare Penuche Frosting: Mix all ingredients except vanilla in a pan and bring to a slow boil stirring constantly. Boil one minute. Cool to lukewarm. Add vanilla. Beat with mixer until spreadable. If you desire, melt dark chocolate chips and drizzle over Penuche Frosting.