Simplified Devil’s Food cake


Every now and then we all deserve to get some chocolaty treat, don’t we?! I love Devil’s food cake, but I don’t always have the time to prepare the classic recipe, and most of all the cake is too big for just me and my partner! And since I am a total freak over the subject of never wasting food regardless if it’s healthy or not, I have taken the time to simplify the recipe and customize it to get a smaller cake and spend less time in the kitchen! So let’s get into it!


  • 180g flour
  • 150g granulated sugar
  • 40g unsweetened cocoa
  • 60g sunflower oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 70g milk
  • 70g instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 150g Nutella for topping (optional)
  • Baking time: 30-35 min
  • Bake in preheated oven on 180 C


In a mixer bowl put your egg and sugar and beat until you get a plain yellow fluffy mixture. Mix the coffee and the milk together. Mix your dry ingredients (cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and baking soda) altogether in a seperate bowl. Add the vanilla extract and then the sunflower oil. Beat until everything comes together. Then add half of the dry ingredients and half of the coffee-milk mix. Beat until smooth. Add the remaining of the dry ingredients and the coffee-milk mix. Beat until smooth.

Grease 18 cm cake pan with removable bottom with butter and place a parchment paper at the bottom. Place the batter inside and you are ready to bake! Bake in preheated oven on 180C for about 30-35 minutes. Once your cake is out of the oven, make sure you let it cool down. Remove the dome and keep it for the Vanilla Pudding recipe I meantioned in the beginning of my article. For topping I used about 150g Nutella.

It is not necessary to keep the cake in the fridge, it will not stay around for too long anyway!

Nutrition in 100g (Nutella not included):

  • Calories 308 kcal
  • Fats 11.63g
  • Carbs 48.17g
  • Sugar 25.35g
  • Protein 6.35g

Please, note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and is completely based on the ingredients I have used, hence they might vary depending on your choice of ingredients.



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