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Red Devil’s Food Cake Recipe

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Cathy Yaras


¼ cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 egg yolks
2 ½ cups sifted cake flour
½ cup cocoa
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 ⅓ cups cold water
3 egg whites
¾ cup sugar

Cream shortening and the 1 cup sugar till light. Add vanilla and egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each egg yolk. Sift together flour, cocoa, soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture a little bit at a time, alternately with the water, beating well after each addition.

Beat egg whites to soft peaks; gradually add the ¾ cup sugar, beating to stiff peaks. Fold into batter; blend well. Turn into 2 greased and lightly floured 8 by 1 ½-inch round layer pans. Bake in 350°F for 35 to 40 minutes. After 10 minutes, turn out cakes onto cooling racks. Cool completely before frosting.

Frost with Sea Foam Frosting. To decorate, melt 1 ounce square unsweetened chocolate with ½ teaspoon shortening and drizzle around edge of frosted cake, if desired.




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