Devil's Food No. 1

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Appears in

The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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  • 2 squares chocolate (2 oz.)
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • cups sugar
  • ½ cup butter, (scant)
  • 1 cup sour or butter milk
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • Yolk of 1 egg
  • 2 scant cups flour


Heat and melt the chocolate, water, and sugar; when dissolved, add the butter. Set aside to cool. Mix buttermilk soda and the beaten yolk, add the melted chocolate mixture, and then the flour, and bake in two layers in a moderate oven, reserving white of egg for the frosting.