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

Spiced Devil’s Food Cake – too scrumptious to resist!

Spiced Devil’s Food Cake

Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1 cup buttermilk

Mocha Icing
3-3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup baking cocoa
6 tbsp. strong brewed coffee
6 tbsp. butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Whole almonds

Directions

~Preheat oven at 350°.

~In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla.

~Sift together all dry ingredients. Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool on wire racks for 10 minutes before removing from pans.

~In a small bowl, combine all icing ingredients except nuts.

~Spread frosting between layers and over the top and sides of cake. Garnish with almonds.


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