Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Devil’s Food Snack Cake

Devil’s Food Snack Cake – Moist & Delicious!

Devil’s Food Snack Cake


1 cup quick-cooking oats
1-3/4 cups boiling water
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup buttermilk
3 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
3/4 cup 100% whole wheat flour
2 tbsp dark baking cocoa
1 tbsp instant coffee granules
1 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
3/4 cup chopped pecans, divided


~Preheat oven at 350°.

~Place oats in a large bowl. Cover with boiling water and let stand for 10 minutes.

~In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until crumbly. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in buttermilk, oil, and vanilla.

~Combine the flours, cocoa, coffee granules, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in the oat mixture, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, and 1/3 cup pecans.

~Pour into a 13×9″ baking pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining chips and pecans. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before cutting.


~Makes 24 servings.

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