Aunt Tattie’s Devil’s Food Cake
Tatty was so inspired by the recent Tea at the Empress, that she wanted to make some delicious treats at home. Coincidentally, our Hitty friends over at Mad for the Farthing Crowd sent her this special recipe to try.
It is amazing that this cake ever made it to the table! It endured a backwards order of mixing ingredients, and chocolate on fire in the microwave complete with black smoke throughout the house. Then it was discovered that baking soda should not be added it to the buttermilk and left for a minute as it will foam right up and over the measuring cup and all over the counter. Last of all, it was discovered that cake pans dropped from height will result in big chunks of cake in all the wrong places.
However it was also discovered that raspberry jam makes an excellent cake glue, and cake cracks can be filled with chocolate icing. Tatty thought it was all very exciting and is keen to continue her education in the kitchen.
The result is delicious, however the humans have discovered why it is called Devil’s food cake.
Thanks so much for the Wiregrass Hitties for the recipe!