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Devil's Food Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Devil's Food Cake, by , is from Joan Stewart's Family Favorites, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Joan Stewart
Added: Wednesday, June 11, 2008


2 cups sugar
3/4 cup shortening or 1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 cup sour milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups sifted AP flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cocoa
1 cup boiling water

Cream shortening and sugar and eggs one at a time.

Add vanilla to milk.

Alternate flour and milk (sift flour w/salt, soda and cocoa). Divide milk in 1/3s and flour in 1/4s.

Add boiling water all at one time. Mix well.

Bake in three layers for 350 for 30 minutes.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe originated with our next door neighbor, Inez Harris, who I grew up calling "Harris." She was our neighbor on Ousley Court.




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