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Happy World baking day!

Every year on May 17th, bakers worldwide unite to celebrate their passion for baking on World Baking Day. It’s a day when kitchens are filled with the sweet aroma of freshly baked treats, and creativity knows no bounds. World Baking Day is the perfect opportunity to whip up something delicious and share it with your loved ones, whether you’re a seasoned pastry chef or a novice baker. And what better way to mark this occasion than by indulging in the decadent delight of Devil’s Food Cake?

The Origin of World Baking Day: World Baking Day, a relatively new addition to the calendar, was established to celebrate the joy and therapeutic benefits of baking. Baking is not just a hobby; it’s a form of self-expression and a way to de-stress. It’s a day to celebrate the simple pleasure of mixing ingredients, watching them transform in the oven, and savoring the delicious results. This day is about inspiring and motivating people to come together and share their love for all things sweet and savory.

Devil's Food Cake pictured on top of a white presentation platter for world baking day

Devil’s Food Cake: A Sinfully Delicious Treat

Regarding indulgent desserts, few can rival the allure of Devil’s Food Cake. Rich, moist, and deeply chocolatey, this cake is the stuff of dreams for chocolate lovers everywhere. But its unique texture and flavor profile sets Devil’s Food Cake apart from other chocolate cakes.

Unlike traditional chocolate cakes, Devil’s Food Cake is made with a higher proportion of cocoa. It often includes ingredients like buttermilk or sour cream, which lend it a velvety richness and a slightly tangy flavor. The result is an incredibly moist, tender, and downright irresistible cake.

Recipe for Devil’s Food Cake: Now, let’s dive into the kitchen and whip up a batch of this heavenly delight. Here’s a simple yet indulgent recipe for Devil’s Food Cake that’s sure to impress:


  • 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add the eggs, buttermilk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  4. Stir in the boiling water until the batter is smooth. The batter will be thin, but don’t worry, that’s perfectly normal.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
  7. Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Then, carefully transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Once the cakes are cool, you can frost them with your favorite frosting, whether it’s a classic chocolate buttercream or a silky ganache. Feel free to get creative with your decorations, adding sprinkles, chocolate shavings, or fresh berries for an extra special touch.

Until the Next World Baking Day

As we celebrate World Baking Day, let’s take a moment to appreciate the simple joys of baking – the camaraderie of sharing recipes, the satisfaction of seeing our creations come to life, and the pure delight of indulging in a slice of something sweet. So gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and let the magic of baking fill your home with warmth and love. And what better way to mark the occasion than by treating yourself to a slice of Devil’s Food Cake – a sinfully delicious indulgence that will satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth. Happy baking!

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