Devils Food Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream

Devils Food Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream
Photo by Anna Williams


  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-process)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • + 6 more ingredients
    • 4 large eggs
    • 1 cup water
    • ½ cup whole milk
    • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
    • chocolate curls tipped with gold leaf
    • Brown sugar buttercream or chocolate sour cream frosting

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 3 (8- by 2-inch) round cake pans and line bottoms of each with rounds of wax or parchment paper. Butter paper and dust pans with flour, knocking out excess. Whisk together boiling water and cocoa powder in a bowl until smooth, then whisk in milk and vanilla. 3Sift to...

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