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Bring out the bad boy in you on National Devil's Food Cake Day on May 19

Devil's Food Cake
Devil's Food Cake
Riya Aarini

The airiness of angel food cake challenges every bitty delicious morsel of devil’s food cake. The lightness of angel food cake takes us to a heavenly abode where angels flutter their wings, while the dark, sinister yet yummy devil’s food cake tempts us from another level. So celebrate the diversity, or, rather, the dark side! May 19 is National Devil’s Food Cake Day. Enjoy a slice of "heavenly" devil’s food cake today!

You may wonder what the difference is between devil’s food cake and the household standard chocolate cake. Devil’s food cake calls for a dash of coffee to give it its rich flavor. Recipes for devil’s food cake also require boiling water rather than milk, as in chocolate cake recipes.

Devil’s food cake comes in a variety of forms, including cake balls, cupcakes, layer cakes (with raspberry filling, mousse filling or what your imagination dictates!) and sheet cakes.

Devil’s food cake may be found in many Chicagoland bakeries. Here are two of many delectable places you can enjoy a scrumptious slice of devil’s food cake:

The Bleeding Heart Bakery1955 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
Neighborhood: Roscoe Village

(773) 327-6934

Ace Bakeries

3241 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60608
Neighborhood: Bridgeport

(312) 225-4973


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