Annually celebrated on May 19, it is National Devil’s Food Cake Day. All chocolate lovers will enjoy this day when they eat their share of delicious“Devil’s Food” cake.
“Devil’s Food” cake is rich, divine chocolate cake. It differs from a regular chocolate cake by its darker color and tends to be more moist and airy. A difference in preparing the “Devil’s Food” cake is that hot or boiling water is used as the main liquid. Cocoa is typically used in the batter, as opposed to chocolate, and coffee is added for a special flavor. A rich chocolate frosting usually accompanies the cake.
It is believed that the “Devil’s Food” cake was invented in the United States in the early 20th century. There is a recipe for a “Devil’s Food” cake as early as 1905.
It may be that this cake was named for its contrast to the snow-white “Angel Cakes” that were being made prior to the “Devil’s Food” cake.
“Devil’s Food” cake is one of the country’s most popular cakes.