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Delicious Devil's Food

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  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  White sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 2 , separated
  Molasses 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sifted cake flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Cream of tartar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground allspice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon, freshly grated
  Cocoa 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Boiling water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs), seeded
  Peel 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), mixed
  Icing sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs), unsifted
  Egg 1
  Soft butter 2 Tablespoon
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Light cream 2 Tablespoon
  Unsweetened chocolate squares 2 , melted

Prepare a deep 9" x 9" pan in advance.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Cream the butter until light and fluffy.
Gradually beat in the sugar.
Beat in the egg yolks one at a time.
Reserve the whites.
Add the molasses.
Sift together the flour, cream of tartar, soda, and spices.
Dissolve cocoa in water and add milk.
Dredge the raisins and peel in 1/4 cup of the sifted dry ingredients.
To the creamed mixture, add the dry ingredients in 3 parts alternately with the liquid in 2 parts, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
Beat the egg whites till stiff but not dry.
Fold into the batter along with the dredged fruit.
Spoon the batter into the pan, but ensure that the pan is no more than 2/3 full.
Drop the pan 2 to 3 inches onto the table, and push the batter towards the edge of the pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes, or until the cake tests for doneness.
Use the tests described in the scripture cake.
Cool 10 minutes in the pan.
Then loosen sides with a knife and invert on a rack or racks, and cool thoroughly.
Ice with bittersweet chocolate icing, or simply sprinkle the cake with icing sugar.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 862 Calories from Fat 272

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g48%

Saturated Fat 18.5 g92.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 164.2 mg54.7%

Sodium 125.9 mg5.2%

Total Carbohydrates 148 g49.3%

Dietary Fiber 8.2 g32.7%

Sugars 95.2 g

Protein 12 g23.7%

Vitamin A 15.9% Vitamin C 20.3%

Calcium 15.4% Iron 45.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Delicious Devil's Food Recipe