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An Iconic Michigan Dessert You Need to Try
Ingredients
  • Devil’s Food Cake:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, a 50/50 mix of regular and dark cocoa powder is best
  • Chocolate Fudge Frosting:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, shaken
  • 1/3 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vanilla Buttercream:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
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