DEVIL'S FOOD CAKE WITH BURNT SUGAR FROSTING

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Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

My mother, Thelma Neese Gwaltney, made this cake many, many Sundays and served it after a glorious fried chicken dinner. How I would love to go back in time to one of those Sundays. Since I can't do that, I can try my best to duplicate her wonderful cake and frosting.
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Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12-16
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • CAKE:

  • 3/4 c
    unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/3 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 c
    milk, scalded
  • 2 c
    cake flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 2/3 c
    butter flavor shortening
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • FROSTING:

  • 2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 Tbsp
    milk
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar

How to Make DEVIL'S FOOD CAKE WITH BURNT SUGAR FROSTING

Step-by-Step

  1. FOR CAKE: Combine the cocoa with 1/3 cup sugar; pour into the scalded milk gradually, stirring constantly until well blended. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, remaining 1 cup sugar, soda, and salt. Add the shortening and half of the cooled cocoa and milk mixture. Beat at medium speed of an electric mixer. Add eggs, vanilla, and remaining cocoa and milk mixture. Continue beating for about 2 minutes, scraping bowl with a spatula occasionally.
  3. Pour cake batter into a greased 9x13x2" cake pan and bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool and frost.
  4. FOR FROSTING: mix the brown sugar with 2 Tbsp. milk in a medium saucepan. Over low heat bring to a ROLLING boil. Remove from heat. Add the butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Beat until cool and then frost the cake. If frosting is too thick, you can add a little more milk.

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About DEVIL'S FOOD CAKE WITH BURNT SUGAR FROSTING

Course/Dish: Cakes Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids



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