wacky devil's food cake

This is all that's left of Adam's birthday cake - you were so quick to ask for the recipe, I'm happy to share. And thanks for your concern - I think I will be fine after another massage and trying to relax a bit. I tend to get crazy nasty knots around my shoulder blades from driving, working at the computer, and lifting my heavy boys, which is almost always where the headaches come from. I'm sure I'll be right as rain soon.

Important information: if you grew up in or around Yarmouth, you will remember Minard's Bakery. And you also may remember their chocolate cubes. For those of you who don't, Minard's chocolate cubes were essentially a square (cube, if you will) of layered cake, covered in chocolate frosting and sprinkled with chocolate sprinkles. This cake tastes exactly like the cake in those. The frosting on Thomas' cake tasted exactly like Minard's chocolate cube frosting. So - this cake, that frosting, and some chocolate sprinkles, and you can replicate Minard's chocolate cubes.

The recipe was given to me by my sweet mother-in-law; I don't know where she got it originally. (Feel free to leave a comment, R!) Here it is, in her own words:

Wacky Devil's Food Cake

Sift together in bowl:

3    Cups Flour
2    Cups Sugar
2/3 Cups Cocoa
2    Teaspoons Baking Soda

Mix together separately:

1     Cup Butter (melted)
2     Cups Water
2     Teaspoons Vinegar
2     Teaspoons Vanilla

Add to dry ingredients and mix well.
Grease and flour 2 -  8" cake pans.
Bake @ 350.   (30-40 min.)

(Note:  I have added grated chocolate or chocolate chips to make it more chocolatey sometimes)

And again, the frosting that I used this time is from Movita. Enjoy!


  1. Oh Sherrie, if I didn't already love you, this post would seal the deal. Thank you SO much!!!!

  2. Naturally, I don't know Minard's, but an easy chocolate cake that tastes like it came from a bakery is something I can totally get behind! I think my boys are thanking you in advance. ;) They love chocolate cake in any shape or form.

  3. thank you for sharing! it looks and sounds delish - bookmarking so i can give it a try next time i make chocolate cake :)

  4. That cake looks amazing! (And also, Minard's sounds like heaven...)


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