Devil's Food Cake book that I ordered, sitting on my shelf. The picture of the cake on the cover was irresistable. I figured making the recipe would inspire me to read it faster. It sure hit the spot! I haven't gained it all back, but it earned me a few pounds at least. The cake is good- but I really only eat cake for the frosting- and this frosting is heavenly! I had a little extra left over and I ate it by the spoonful. YUM. (You should know by now that I cannot decorate a cake to save my life, but I promise it tastes better than it looks!) This is my new "go to" chocolate frosting recipe! Try it, you'll like it.
If using round cake pans, grease pans very well and cut a round of wax paper to fit inside the bottom of the pans
to prevent cake from sticking when removed. Let cake cool five minutes in pans before turning out onto a wire rack.
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons shortening
1 cup baking cocoa
8 ounces cream cheese
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Melt butter and shortening. Whisk in cocoa and stir until smooth. Let cool until it is cool enough to touch. Add cream cheese and mix thoroughly. Add powdered sugar and vanilla, mix well. will cover two 9" layers or a 9x13 cake.
*also tastes great with a spoon!