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Devils Food Cake (Microwave)















Low Fat, Trans-fat Free


¾ cup all-purpose flour
cup sugar
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ounce chocolate
cup vegetable shortening
cup milk
2 large eggs


Makes one layer cake.

Place all ingredients except eggs in mixing bowl.

Blend at low speed, then beat at medium speed 1 minute.

Add eggs and beat 1 minute.

If cake is to be removed before icing, place a few dabs of shortening in bottom of 9 inch glass baking dish , then fit a circle of wax paper over the shortening.

If cake is to be iced in the baking dish, simply pour batter in evenly.

Microwave 1 layer at 50 percent power for 5 to 6 minutes, rotating ¼ turn every 3 minutes.

Increase power to High, microwave 2 to 5 minutes or until done.

Let stand directly on counter top 5 to 10 minutes.

If solid chocolate is used, melt in glass measuring cup at 50 percent power for 2 to 4 minutes per square.

To soften pre-melted chocolate in the packets, microwave in envelope 10 seconds on High.

VARIATIONS: Chocolate Mint Cakes: Substitute Peppermint flavoring for vanilla.

Chocolate Peanut Cake: Add 2 tablespoon (¼ cup) peanut butter and one more tablespoon milk before mixing.

Chocolate Cherry Cake: Add 2 tablespoon (¼ cup) maraschino cherry juice for milk and ¼ cup of maraschino cherries before mixing.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 55g (1.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 14817% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 204mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 5%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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