Recipe: Devil’s Food

Sometimes an entirely dark CAKE is desired. In such an event, devil’s food, in which both chocolate and spices are used for flavoring, should be prepared. Such a CAKE is baked in a thick layer and is covered with chocolate ICING.

1/4 c. butter
1-1/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 c. flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 c. milk
2 sq. bitter chocolate
1 tsp. vanilla
Cream the butter, add the sugar gradually, and beat the eggs and add them. Sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg together, and add the milk alternately with these dry ingredients. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and stir into the CAKE mixture. Add the vanilla. Bake in a flat pan in a thick layer. Ice with chocolate ICING and cut into 2-inch squares.