I need a good recipe for Devil's Food Cake. I would also like to know ratios for something like this, since I'm a better cook than baker.

Is making this cake possible without an electric mixer?



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ChefOno May 3, 2012

Why you young whippersnappers are so spoiled I just don't know what to do with you all. All this talk of electric mixers and food processors and such. When I was a kid, we had a stand mixer -- we stood at the counter and mixed with a wooden spoon. If we got tired, we stirred left-handed by golly else we didn't eat! Some of them rich folk had something called an egg beater that you held with one hand and cranked with the other but Pa said that just made folks soft and pretty soon we'd forget how to bake a proper cake and end up buying something called a box mix. Don't know exactly what he meant by that but just the way he said it, you knew it wasn't something respectable people ever did.

Sorry I can't help you with your devil's cake. Ma warned me I should never touch the stuff lest I get addicted and end up in you-know-where. She said the same thing about rum 'cept I didn't listen and look where that's got me.

boulangere May 3, 2012
Belle Foley's Chocolate Cake is mixed by hand. ;0)
boulangere May 3, 2012
This one is delicious and has an interesting story behind it:
sdebrango May 2, 2012
I agree with Juli G, I use that recipe all the time I posted here on food52 here is the link
http://www.food52.com/recipes/13355_simply_chocolate_cake I have made it with a whisk when I wasn't at home it works great and is so simple.
Juli G. May 2, 2012
My favorite believe it or not is the one on the back of the Hersey's Cocoa can. I make a little adjustment for the cup of water ,I do half brewed coffee. It is super moist and delicious and with a good wisk you could make this without an electric mixer.
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