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Traditional Devil'S Food Cake

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  Sifted cake flour 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Cocoa 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Soda 1 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon

1. Preheat oven to moderate (350° F.). Grease the bottoms of two nine-inch layer cake pans, line with waxed paper and grease the paper.
2. Sift together in a large bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer the flour, sugar, cocoa, soda and salt. Add the shortening and two-thirds cup of the milk and mix. Beat two minutes by hand or at medium speed in the mixer. Add the remaining ingredients and beat two minutes longer.
3. Turn the batter into the prepared pans and bake on the lower shelf of the oven until the cake rebounds to the touch when pressed lightly in the center, thirty to thirty-five minutes.
4. Cool the cake in the pan five minutes. Turn out on a rack, remove the paper, cool and frost as desired.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3334 Calories from Fat 1169

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 133 g204%

Saturated Fat 39.7 g198.3%

Trans Fat 13.5 g

Cholesterol 445.6 mg148.5%

Sodium 3904.1 mg162.7%

Total Carbohydrates 530 g176.8%

Dietary Fiber 30.3 g121.1%

Sugars 315.1 g

Protein 53 g107%

Vitamin A 14.4% Vitamin C

Calcium 44.7% Iron 161.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Traditional Devil'S Food Cake Recipe