One Bowl Devil’s Food Cake

One Bowl Devil’s Food Cake

One Bowl Devil’s Food Cake

I love to serve this cake on Michaelmas day. It is tongue in cheek to the devils theme. This cake is much too good to be relegated to just Michalemas Day. Why not enjoy this whenever you like? This may be a no brainer, but make sure your bowl is microwave safe, and can hold all your ingredients comfortably. You can store this cake at room temperature covered in its pan for up to three days. This cake also freezes wonderfully. It will keep for up to a month; if you ensure that it is wrapped tightly with plastic wrap and then foil.


One bowl Devil’s Food Cake


5 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons strong coffee
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon powdered sugar


1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2.Spray a 8 inch round baking pan with cooking spray
3.Place butter in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute on high. Add cocoa and coffee stir well with a whisk. Add brown sugar and eggs and water. Stir with a Whisk until smooth. Stir in baking soda, vanilla and salt. Gradually add flour and stir to just blended.
4.Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into wedges and serve warm or at room temperature.

Copyright 2013 Veronica Gantley


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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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