Red Devil’s Food Cake Recipe

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Jacob Andersen Modified: March 23, 2022
Red Devil’s Food Cake Recipe

How To Make Red Devil’s Food Cake

What’s the secret to this deliciously rich red devil’s food cake? Tomato juice. The cake also has a rich creamy butter frosting.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • cupsall-purpose flour
  • ½cupcocoa powder,unsweetened
  • tspbaking soda
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ½cupbutter
  • cupssugar
  • 2eggs
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • cupsCampbell’s® Tomato Juice
  • Creamy Butter Frosting


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 (8-inch) round cake pans. Stir the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.

  2. Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract.

  3. Reduce the speed to low. Add the flour mixture alternately with the tomato juice, beating well after each addition. Pour the batter into the cake pans.

  4. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cakes in the pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove the cakes from the pans and cool completely on the wire racks.

  5. Frost and fill with the Creamy Butter Frosting. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Creamy Butter Frosting:

  1. Place ¾ cup butter, softened, 1 package (16 ounces) confectioners’ sugar, ¼ cup milk, half teaspoon vanilla extract, and ¼ teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until the mixture is smooth.

  2. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until the mixture is smooth. Increase the speed to medium, adding more milk, if needed, until desired consistency.


  • Calories: 310.49kcal
  • Fat: 10.37g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.16g
  • Trans Fat: 0.36g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.74g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.60g
  • Carbohydrates: 52.28g
  • Fiber: 2.15g
  • Sugar: 30.10g
  • Protein: 4.64g
  • Cholesterol: 50.12mg
  • Sodium: 251.55mg
  • Calcium: 18.50mg
  • Potassium: 162.00mg
  • Iron: 1.97mg
  • Vitamin A: 93.09µg
  • Vitamin C: 21.29mg
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