Mocha-Devil’s Food Cake

  • Yield: 16 servings


1/4pound butter or margarine
2cups sugar
2 eggs, separated
2cups all-purpose, sifted flour
1 1/2cups milk
1/4pound (4-squares) unsweetened chocolate, melted
1teaspoon vanilla extract
2teaspoons baking powder
1/4pound butter or margarine
1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar
1teaspoon cocoa or 1 square unsweetened chocolate, melted
Cold liquid coffee


  1. To prepare the cake:  Cream butter and sugar.  Beat in egg yolks.  Mix flour and milk into into batter alternately.  Add melted chocolate and vanilla extract.  Sift in baking powder and fold in.  Add stiffly beaten egg whites and fold in.  Bake in two 9-inch prepared layer pans at 375F for about 25 minutes.
  2. To prepare the icing:  Cream butter and sugar.  Add chocolate.  Use enough cold coffee to make spreading consistency.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Newnan Junior Service League’s A Taste of Georgia (Newnan Junior Service League, Inc., Newnan, Georgia, 1977).