National Devil's Food Cake Day
annually on May 19th
Fluffier, moister, darker, and richer than other chocolate cakes, devil's food cake has its day today. Its distinctness comes from how it is prepared. Water is boiled instead of milk, with coffee sometimes being added to enhance the chocolate flavor. Cocoa is used instead of chocolate squares, which gives it its fluffiness. Baking soda is used, which gives it its dark color. As chocolatey as it already is, devil's food cake is usually topped with chocolate frosting. The cake was first made in the United States, making its debut around the turn of the twentieth century. It is a counterpart to white angel food cake, a much lighter cake.
How to Observe National Devil's Food Cake Day
Some ideas on how you could spend the day include:
- Bake a devil's food cake. Post a photo of your creation on social media!
- Host a devil's food cake bake-off and party. Encourage guests to bring over a devil's food cake and see who is voted as having made the best cake.
- Pick up a devil's food cake from a bakery.
- Learn more about the history of devil's food cake.