Old devil's food cake

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup (SCANT) COCOA
½ cup HOT WATER
¾ cup MARGARINE
1¾ cup SUGAR
2 eaches EGGS, SLIGHTLY BEATEN
1 cup MILK, MINUS 1 TBSP.
1 tablespoon VINEGAR
2½ cup CAKE FLOUR
2 teaspoons BAKING SODA
1 teaspoon VANILLA

IN A SMALL BOWL COMBINE COCOA WITH HOT WATER. LET COOL. IN A LARGE BOWL CREAM TOGETHER THE MARGARINE AND SUGAR. ADD EGGS AND BEAT UNTIL FLUFFY.

STIR IN COCOA MIXTURE. MIX MILK AND VINEGAR. MIX FLOUR AND SODA. ADD ALTERNATELY WITH MILK TO CREAMED MIXTURE, BEATING WELL AFTER EACH ADDITION. ADD VANILLA AND MIX UNTIL SMOOTH. LINE 3 NINE INCH CAKE PANS WITH WAX PAPER, COVERING BOTTOM AND ¼" OF THE SIDES. DO NOT GREASE OR FLOUR. DIVIDE BATTER INTO THE THREE PANS. BAKE AT 350 DEG F. FOR 20 TO 25 MINUTES OR UNTIL A WOOD PICK COMES OUT CLEAN. ICE WITH CARAMEL ICING.

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