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Devil's Food Cake

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Cake ingredients
2 Cups sugar
2/3 Cup butter
2 Cups flour
1 tsp soda
1 Tbsp warm water
1 tsp. salt
4 tsp vanilla extract
1 Cup cold coffee
4 eggs
2/3 Cup cocoa (sift then measure)

Prep direction
Preheat oven to 325°.
Butter and lightly flour 3 8” cake pans

Cake direction
Cream together 2/3 Cup butter, 4 egg yolks and 2 Cups sugar.
Sift together flour, salt and 2/3 Cup cocoa.
Add the coffee, the vanilla, and the soda in 1 Tbsp warm water.  
Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture.  
Beat the egg whites and add to the mixture. 
Pour into 3 cake pans & bake for 25 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
Finish cooling on a wire rack. 

Frosting ingredients
16 oz. powdered sugar
½ Cup sifted cocoa
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 tsp hot coffee
½ Cup butter
1 egg white, beaten
1/8 tsp salt

Frosting direction
Sift together powdered sugar, cocoa, & salt.
Beat 1 egg white 
Add 1 tsp vanilla, 5 tsp hot coffee, ½ Cup butter.
Combine the sugar mixture and the egg mixture.
Mix well.
Frost cake. 

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