Devil’s Food Cake

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 squares chocolate, melted
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon soda, dissolved in 1 tablespoon boiling water

Cream butter, and add sugar gradually while creaming. Add melted chocolate; mix well. Add egg yolks and beat, mixing well. Sift flour with salt and add to butter mixture along with milk. Stir in vanilla, and then add soda. Fold in egg whites, beaten stiff. Makes 3 layers. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Frost with any chocolate icing.

— Sallie Swindell

Additional recipes from The Art of Cooking in Pantego that appeared originally with this one:
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