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Red Devil's Food Cake

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Ingredients
  Sifted cake flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Swan's Down Brand)
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (At Room Temperature)
  Water 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Unsweetened chocolate square 2 , melted (Baker's Brand)
  Eggs 2 , unbeaten
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Combine flour, salt, soda, and sugar in sifter.
Stir shortening just to soften.
Sift in dry ingredients.
Add water and mix until all flour is dampened.
Then beat 2 minutes at a low speed of electric mixer or 300 vigorous strokes by hand.
Add chocolate, eggs, and vanilla and beat 1 minute longer in mixer or 150 strokes by hand.
Pour batter into 9x9x2-inch pan or two 8-inch layer pans which have been lined on bottoms with paper.
Bake in moderate oven (350°F.) 40 to 45 minutes for the square cake or 25 to 30 minutes for the 8-inch layers.
Frost with Sea Foam Frosting or Easy Chocolate Frosting

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake

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