Saturday, May 19, 2012

May 19: National Devil's Food Cake Day

Supposedly, the original Devil's Food cake was a red chocolate cake, much like Red Velvet cake.  I'm more accustomed to the dark, rich chocolate Devil's Food cake that is commonly found in bakeries these days.  What's Cooking America provides us with some more history about Devil's Food cake, including the fact that Devil's Food cake has been around since the early 1900s, so it's still a relatively young cake.  Wise Geek gives us some information and directions for making Devil's Food cake and Alton Brown graces us all with a recipe that gets some solid, high reviews

If you're hesitant to have bake Devil's Food cake because you're worried about your waistline, the Skinny Chef comes to the rescue with a somewhat healthy version of the cake.  Vegan?  Try this recipe from Greens Restaurant.

Of course, if you want to share the Devil's Food cake goodness with your coworkers, try making cupcakes for easy transportation and sharing.  Or, you know, don't share and eat it all by yourself.  If you don't tell anyone you make Devil's Food cake, no one will care if you eat it all.

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