How to tell the difference between devil's food and chocolate cake

Dear Baker:
What are the ingredients that differentiate a devil's food cake from a chocolate cake? Thanks. --iVillager prism74

 

Dear prism74:
In terms of recipes, there is more cocoa and fat in a devil's food cake, which creates a richer, more sinful cake. But other than that there isn't much to distinguish a devil's food cake from a rich chocolate cake. There is the red devil's food cake, but the only difference is that it calls for red food coloring.

Sarah Phillips is the author of Healthy Oven Baking Book.

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