Red Devil's Food Cake

After some research, I found this recipe in an old Ladies Home Journal recipe book handed down from my great grandmother. The recipe creates a natural red without the use of food coloring. Beautiful and moist cake with a hint of cocoa.

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Servings: 6

Prep Time: 00:25

Cook Time: 00:35

Main Ingredients

2 c cake flour

1/2 c unsweetened natural cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 c butter

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 c sugar

2 eggs

1/2 c buttermilk

1/2 c boiling water


1Sift flour with cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Cream the butter with vanilla and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the well-beaten eggs; beat until blended.

2Add the sifted dry ingredients alternating with the buttermilk, beating well after each addition.

3Poor in boiling water and beat until smooth.

4Divide into 2 8-inch prepared cake pans. Bake 350 for 35 minutes.

5Let stand 5 minutes in pans before turning out onto cooling rack. Cool completely.

6Frost as desired.

Additional Notes

Original recipe calls to frost with boiled frosting. I dressed the cake with whipped cream for something different.

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