Deep Dark Devil’s Food Cake



1 cup Dutch cocoa
2 cups strong, hot (prepared) coffee
3 cups plain flour
2 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
4 large eggs
1 cup margarine, at room temperature
2 ½ cups granulated sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp almond extract (optional)


Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.

Preheat oven to 165c.

Mix cocoa and coffee together in a small bowl until there are no lumps.

In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.

Beat eggs, margarine, sugar and extracts in a large mixer bowl until creamed together.

Add flour mixture to the creamed ingredients alternately with the cocoa-coffee liquid, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.

Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.

Cool completely before serving. May be frosted or dusted with icing sugar if desired.


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