Got the perfect cake for your Halloween party! Moist, rich, Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake! Watch and learn how Martha Stewart makes this delicious devilishly chocolate cake with swoops of glossy creamy chocolate frosting making this a wonderfully exuberant cake with a dark backdrop perfect for Halloween. But of course this cake is just as suitable for afternoon snacks or Sunday dinner.

Devil’s Food Cake
Yield: 12 servings

You’ll need: Two 8-by-2-inch round cake pans buttered, lined bottoms with parchment paper, and the paper buttered.

For the chocolate cake
1-1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for pan
1-1/4 cups unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
1-1/4 cups hot water
3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoons coarse salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2-1/4 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream

For the chocolate frosting
6 Tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
6 Tablespoons hot water
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
Generous pinch of coarse salt
1 pound semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled

*** For directions watch the video.

Want more Halloween recipes? Try these…

Haunted-House Cake
Haunted-House Cake
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Spiderweb Spice Cake
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