Sour Cream Devil's Food Cake

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  • 60 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: serves 8
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Frost this devil's food cake with a fluffy white frosting or a sour cream frosting. It's a delicious cake for any occasion. 

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream or buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, stirred or sifted before measuring
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cocoa mixed with 1/2 cup hot water

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350° F (180° C/Gas Mark 4). Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.
  2. In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add beaten eggs.
  3. Sift flour into a separate bowl together with baking powder. Stir baking soda into sour cream. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with the sour cream mixture, beating well after each addition. Beat in salt, vanilla, and cocoa-hot water mixture, beating well after each addition.
  1. Spoon into the prepared cake pans. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the cake springs back when touched lightly with a finger.
  2. Cool on racks.
  3.  Frost with chocolate or fluffy white frosting, or your favorite icing.


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