Amazing Red Devil's Food Cake

Amazing Red Devil's Food Cake

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Tomato juice is the secret ingredient in this wonderfully delicious cake recipe. Topped with a creamy butter frosting, Amazing Devil's Food Cake is sinfully irresistible. Don't fool yourself, you know you're going to have seconds. Cake recipes like this one always make you come back for more.

Serves12

Preparation Time15 min

Cooking Time35 min

Ingredients

  • For the Cake:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup Campbell's Tomato Juice
  • For the Creamy Butter Frosting:
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened,
  • 1 (16-ounces) package of confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Grease and flour 2 (8-inch) round cake pans.

  3. Stir the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.

  4. Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract.

  5. Reduce the speed to low. Add the flour mixture alternately with the tomato juice, beating well after each addition. Pour the batter into the cake pans.

  6. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cakes in the pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove the cakes from the pans and cool completely on the wire racks. Frost and fill with the Creamy Butter Frosting. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  7. For the Frosting:

  8. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl.

  9. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until the mixture is smooth.

  10. Increase the speed to medium, adding more milk, if needed, until desired consistency. Makes 2 1/2 cups.

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