Martha Washington’s Devil’s Food Cake – Too Good Tuesday

Posted on Oct 11 2011 - 6:25am by RetroRuth

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Martha Washington Devil's Food Cake001


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Taste the cake our first First Lady served at Mt. Vernon years ago – her recipe, made modern.

From Baker’s Favorite Chocolate Recipes, 1958.

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  1. Sara In AZ October 11, 2011 at 11:52 am - Reply

    Oooohhhhhhh, chocolate cake. Looks absolutely heavenly!!!

  2. Amy M October 20, 2011 at 2:53 am - Reply

    That looks great. I might try this one. 🙂

    • RetroRuth October 20, 2011 at 2:58 pm - Reply

      Send us pics if you do, Amy!

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