devil's food cake


: a rich chocolate cake

Examples of devil's food cake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cake featured layers of vanilla with strawberry buttercream and devil's food cake with Oreo cookie buttercream. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 26 May 2024 The thin chocolate base starts with a box of devil's food cake mix. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 May 2024 The chocolate cake layers, made with coffee, bittersweet chocolate, cocoa, and mayonnaise, are like a cross between a devil's food cake and a chocolate mayonnaise cake. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 3 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of devil's food cake was in 1892

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“Devil's food cake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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devil's food cake

dev·​il's food cake
: a rich chocolate cake

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