Devil’s Food Cake Recipe

Posted: May 26, 2020

We have a delectable Devil’s Food Cake Recipe to share with you. This recipe includes our BakeShure® Encapsulates to boost quality and consistency through pH optimization, flavor delivery, leavening control, moisture control, and antimicrobial preservation.

By using the BakeShure Sodium-Free powder, the overall sodium content of finished products can be reduced up to 70%. This is especially important due to the increase in health-conscious customers. The ingredients and instructions for this sweet treat are below!

Ingredients Regular BS Complete BS Sodium-Free
  Baker’s %    
Sugar 160.0 160.0 160.0
Cake Flour 100.0 100.0 100.0
Baking Powder 4.0 4.0 4.0
Eggs, room temp. 65.0 65.0 65.0
butter, melted 65.0 65.0 65.0
Water, 120°F 130.0 130.0 130.0
Vanilla Extract 3.0 3.0 3.0
Cocoa powder, sifted 40.0 40.0 40.0
mg Na+/80g 124 81 36


  1. Sift together the sugar, flour, and baking powder using a 20 mesh sieve three times.
  2. Add blended eggs, a third at a time, mixing for 30 seconds on speed 2 with the paddle attachment and scraping between additions. Mix for an additional minute on speed 2 after last addition.
  3. Slowly add the warm butter while mixing on speed 2, scraping at the halfway point. Mix for one minute on speed 2 after all butter is added.
  4. Slowly add the water and vanilla while mixing on speed 2, scraping occasionally. Mix for an additional minute.
  5. Add the sifted cocoa powder and mix on speed 1 for two minutes.
  6. Pour the batter into 1pt loaf pans, 250g per pan, and bake in a 325°F conventional oven for 37 minutes.

Balchem creates a wide variety of bakery applications. These can be applied in many different applications to create shelf life extension, pH control and improve flavor impact.

Balchem’s highly skilled Applications Team has a broad knowledge of the Baking Industry and is available to support, from providing starting formulations for a new Apple Muffin to designing a stability test on a Devil’s Food Cake dry mix.

To learn more about our powders and encapsulates for bakery applications, contact us.