Thursday, September 11, 2014

Vintage Devil's Food Cake Recipe 1945

Who doesn't love a thick slice of Devil's Food Cake ? This recipe from the 1940's was a favorite in my parent's household. My mother's hand written note included , "this recipe takes time to make but worth it." Today's quick cake mixes are great for convenience, but 'back in the day' I'd bet this cake graced the table of many special occasions.

Devils Food Cake

Vintage Devil's Food Cake 1945

1 Cup Sugar
3/4 Cup Cocoa
1 Cup Milk
1 Egg

Combine sugar and cocoa. Add well-beaten egg. Add milk. Cook in a double boiler until thick and smooth. Cool.

1 Cup Sugar
3/4 Cup Shortening
1/2 Cup Milk
2 Eggs
2 Cups Cake Flour
1/8 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Baking-Soda
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Flavoring

Cream shortening and sugar. Add well-beaten eggs. Beat thoroughly. Sift flour, measure, and sift with baking-soda and salt. Add alternately with milk to creamed shortening and sugar. Add flavoring. Add cocoa mixture which has been well cooled. Beat thoroughly. Pour into well-oiled layer cake pans. Bake in a moderaye oven (375 F) about 20 minutes. Use seven-minute icing or fudge icing between the layers and over the top.
(MSH/The Household Searchlight Recipe Book)