Devil’s Food Cake

Devil's Food CakeThis cake might seem like the devil’s work, but the ingredients are angelically light!

Indulge yourself with this not-so-naughty chocolate cake, that can also be used for cupcakes, birthday cakes, and sheet cakes.

Serves 10

Devil’s Food Cake

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 1 cake

Serving Size: 1 slice

Calories per serving: 242 calories

Fat per serving: 7 g fat (1 g saturated)

Devil’s Food Cake


  • 1 cups "white" whole wheat flour, plus flour for dusting pan
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup low-fat 1% buttermilk
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee, chilled
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • non-fat cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Coat a 9-inch cake or spring-form pan with non-stick spray. Dust with flour; shake off excess. Over a large mixing bowl, sift both types of flour, cocoa powder and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk the brown sugar, buttermilk, coffee, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla. Gradually whisk in the flour mixture until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into the pan. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm or cool completely before icing with chocolate sour cream icing

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (1 cupcake with icing or one 2-ounce slice of cake with icing): 242 calories. 5 g protein, 42 g carbohydrates, 7 g fat (1 g saturated), 2 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 165 mg sodium.

Weight Watchers® Points Plus: 7

Make It A Meal: Serve with Chocolate Sour Cream Icing, Chicken Paprikash or Pickled Cucumber Salad.

Wine Pairing: Red Zinfandel


  1. This looks rich and delicious! I love the use of whole wheat flour and buttermilk.

  2. Beautiful cake…

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