I don't know what happened but this recipe just did not work for me! Even though I pre-heated the oven, the devil's food cake never seemed to fully cook! (I know it's not my oven because I baked some cookies right after and they were fine). I had to place it back in the oven two or three additional times, and after letting it cool for more then an hour, I tried cutting it up. It made a huge mess!!! I'm attempting to cool them off in the refrigerator before continuing to cut them up. I'm so frustrated with this recipe that I'm just about ready to throw it in the trash!