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From Birthdays And Family Celebrations, Better Homes & Gardens, 1963

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Devil's Food Cake
  cup butter or shortening
 2 ¼ cups sifted cake flour
 2 cups sugar
 1 tsp salt
 1 tsp soda
 1 tsp baking powder
 1 ¼ cups milk
 3 eggs
 3 oz unsweetened chocolatemelted and cooled slightly
 1 tsp red food coloring
Frosting
 6 oz softened cream cheese
 ½ cup soft butter
 6 ½ cups sifted powdered sugar
 ¼ tsp salt
 1 tsp vanilla
 4 oz melted chocolatecooled slightly
 4 tbsp milk

Devil's Food Cake
1

Stir butter or shortening to just soften. Sift in dry ingredients. Add ½ cup of the milk; mix till all flour is dampened. Beat vigorously 2 minutes. Stir in remaining milk, the eggs, melted chocolate, and 1 teaspoon red food coloring. Beat vigorously 2 minutes longer. Bake in paper-lined 8x8x2 inch square pans in a 350-degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until done. Cool 5 minutes and remove from pans. Fill and frost with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. Garnish with halved chocolate mints, walnut halves and a large candle for the rocket.

For Frosting
2

Cream butter with softened cream cheese. Add powdered sugar and beat well. Add salt, vanilla, and chocolate. Add milk until spreading consistency. (I used all 4 tablespoons)

Ingredients

Devil's Food Cake
  cup butter or shortening
 2 ¼ cups sifted cake flour
 2 cups sugar
 1 tsp salt
 1 tsp soda
 1 tsp baking powder
 1 ¼ cups milk
 3 eggs
 3 oz unsweetened chocolatemelted and cooled slightly
 1 tsp red food coloring
Frosting
 6 oz softened cream cheese
 ½ cup soft butter
 6 ½ cups sifted powdered sugar
 ¼ tsp salt
 1 tsp vanilla
 4 oz melted chocolatecooled slightly
 4 tbsp milk

Directions

Devil's Food Cake
1

Stir butter or shortening to just soften. Sift in dry ingredients. Add ½ cup of the milk; mix till all flour is dampened. Beat vigorously 2 minutes. Stir in remaining milk, the eggs, melted chocolate, and 1 teaspoon red food coloring. Beat vigorously 2 minutes longer. Bake in paper-lined 8x8x2 inch square pans in a 350-degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until done. Cool 5 minutes and remove from pans. Fill and frost with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. Garnish with halved chocolate mints, walnut halves and a large candle for the rocket.

For Frosting
2

Cream butter with softened cream cheese. Add powdered sugar and beat well. Add salt, vanilla, and chocolate. Add milk until spreading consistency. (I used all 4 tablespoons)

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