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

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

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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!

  3. Eric January 6, 2018 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    I went to buy baking chocolate for this, and was a little confused at how small the squares were, and after searching around, found that they have started making baking chocolate half as big, so if you go to buy some now, I assume you’ll need twice as much as in this recipe

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