Marie’s Red Devil Food Cake

  • 2 squares baking chocolate
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1.5 cup sugar
  • 2 c sifted flour (sift with soda and salt)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c buttermilk or sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Melt chocolate with water stirring until thick.  Cream butter with sugar.  Add flour/soda/salt mixture to creamed butter and the eggs. Add the buttermilk and beat for 3 minutes.  Add melted chocolate and vanilla and beat for 2 more minutes.  Bake at 350 deg for 30-35 min in two 8 or 9 inch greased cake pans.

Frost with fluffy frosting

From mom.  When first married she was making this, my dad’s favorite, for a family reunion.  It didn’t turn out two times.  She made it a third time before leaving for the reunion!

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