Karen’s Killer Fixin’s #Recipe: Brown Sugar Devil’s Food Cake w/Fudge Frosting


It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s! Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me. I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers. So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy. It might be a main course recipe. A cookie or baked item. Candy. Salads. Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is BROWN SUGAR DEVIL’S FOOD CAKE W/FUDGE FROSTING!

Today is Double Recipe Day! Can’t share a cake recipe without including the special frosting that makes the cake even more delicious. If you’re a Devil’s Food Cake lover, you’ll enjoy this one. The fudge frosting is great on a number of cakes. Try it on banana cupcakes or peanut butter cake to name only two kinds of cake. Wow!  

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!


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[Serves 12]

2 ½ cups flour

½ cup hot water

½ cup cocoa powder

1 tsp. vanilla

2 eggs

2 tsp. baking soda

2 cups brown sugar

½ tsp. baking powder


1 ½ cups sour cream

Cocoa Whipped Cream (optional)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 8-inch round cake pans. Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, and baking powder into bowl. Combine sour cream, water and vanilla in second bowl. Beat eggs and brown sugar in large bowl until smooth.

On low speed, alternately beat in flour and cream mixtures in 3 additions, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Divide among three pans. Bake 25-30 minutes. Cool in pans on rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans to cool completely. Sandwich together layers with 1/2 Fudge Icing between layers. Frost sides and top. Pipe whipped cream on cake as border.

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