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Old Fashioned Red Devil's Food Cake

Old Fashioned Red Devil's Food Cake

Cathy

Cathy

Chocolate cake with pecan filling and seafoam frosting. My Aunt always made this cake and it is very moist and rich.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 251 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.8g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 197 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 2 - 9 inch pans. Sift together 2 cups flour, cocoa, baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream shortening and 1 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Add flour mixture alternately with sour milk. Add 1 cup boiling water and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  3. Divide batter into two 9 inch pans. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Allow layers to cool, then spread Pecan Filling between layers.
  4. To make Pecan Filling: In a sauce pan, combine 1/3 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, butter, milk and egg yolks. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick. Remove from heat, add 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in pecans and set aside to cool. Spread between layers of cake, then frost with Satin Seafoam Icing.
  5. To make Satin Seafoam Icing: In a sauce pan, combine 3/4 cup brown sugar, 3/4 cup white sugar, cream of tartar and 1/3 cup hot water. Cover and bring to a boil. Uncover and cook until 246 degrees F (120 degrees C). Remove from heat. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. While beating with an electric mixer at medium speed, slowly pour hot syrup in a thin stream over egg whites. Turn mixer to high speed, and continue beating until stiff peaks form, and frosting is thick enough to spread. Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
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SILVERSQUEEN
9

SILVERSQUEEN

3/21/2003

This cake was a little dry..the icing came out nice and fluffy. I can't say I was real keen on the filling. Maybe not as much cocoa and a little bit of red food coloring to go with it's name. I think it would have been better as a 3 layer cake since it made so much icing. All in all my co-workers enjoyed it.

FEEDMENOW
7

FEEDMENOW

9/16/2007

This has got to be the worst cake I've ever made. Didn't change a thing with the recipe, a definite mistake and ended up with a couple sawdust patties. A friend asked for this specific recipe or I would have formulated my own. Do yourself a favor and move away from this cake.

LIFEISTHIS
5

LIFEISTHIS

3/21/2003

This was really nice the frosting was perfect it looked so pretty!!!!!!!

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