National Devil's Food Cake Day!
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Devil's food cake is a moist, airy, rich coffee chocolate layer cake. It is considered a counterpart to the white or yellow angel food cake. Due to differing recipes and changing ingredient availability over the course of the twentieth century, it is difficult to precisely quantify what distinguishes devil's food from the more standard chocolate cake. The cake is usually paired with a rich chocolate frosting.
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When is National Devil's Food Cake Day Celebrated?
This food holiday is celebrated in the United States every May 19th.
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How is this Holiday Celebrated?
This holiday is about bringing taste bud awareness to those who have not yet tired devil's food cake. How you ask? By baking and sharing this deep dark cake as an after dinner dessert or by having a devil's food cake party. There's nothing like a rich slice of devil's food cake with a cup of coffee or a big glass of milk that's shared between friends and conversation!   In honor of the cake; talk about the cake & share recipes.
How to make a devil's food cake    How to bake devil's food cake with cocoa
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Devil's Food Cake Food Facts:
Devil's food cake is generally more moist and airy than other chocolate cakes, and often uses cocoa as opposed to chocolate for the flavor as well as coffee. The lack of melted chocolate and the addition of coffee is typically what distinguishes a 'devil's food cake' from a chocolate cake, though some recipes call for all, resulting in an even richer chocolate flavor. The use of hot, or boiling water as the cake's main liquid, rather than milk, is also a common difference.



















A similar cake, the red velvet cake, is closely linked to a devil's food cake, and in some turn of the century cookbooks the two names may have been interchangeable. All Red Velvet cakes use red food coloring, but the reaction of acidic vinegar and buttermilk tends to better reveal the red anthocyanin in the cocoa. When used in cakes, acid causes reddening of cocoa powder when baked, and before more alkaline "Dutch Processed" cocoa was widely available, the red color would have been more pronounced. This natural tinting may have been the source for the name "Red Velvet" as well as "Devil's Food" and a long list of similar names for chocolate cakes.
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Origin of this Holiday
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did however find that this holiday has been celebrated for years. There is plenty of documentation to support that this holiday does indeed exist. This is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday to celebrate.

We found recognition about this holiday from:
Calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday. We especially found discussion on many dessert sites who also celebrate Devils Food Cake Day.

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Devil's food cake is sometimes distinguished from other substances by the use of additional baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) which raises the pH level and makes the cake a deeper and darker mahogany color. Devil's food cake incorporates butter (or a substitute), egg whites, flour (while some chocolate cakes are flourless) and less egg than other chocolate cakes. Devil's food cake was introduced in the United States in the early 20th century with the recipe in print as early as 1905.
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