Iva's Devil Food Cake
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup Wesson oil (or any melted shortening)
1/2 cup buttermilk (substitute: to a Tablespoon of vinegar, add sweet milk to make 1/2 cup)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon vanilla
3 heaping Tablespoons cocoa (Hershey's)
2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon soda [probably baking soda]
Break two eggs into bowl of power mixer. Add 2 cups granulated sugar; 1/2 cup Wesson oil or any melted shortening; 1/2 cup buttermilk (substitute: to a Tablespoon vinegar add sweet milk to make 1/2 cup); 1/2 teaspoon salt; 1 Tablespoon vanilla; 3 heaping Tablespoons cocoa (Hershey's).
Start mixer at slow speed, and sift 2 cups cake flour four times. Add flour to first mix while still on slow speed. Mix thoroughly. Then add 1 cup hot water with 1 teaspoon soda in it. Batter must be kept thin. Don't add more flour. Bake in slow oven at 350°.
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup sugar
3 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 cup Wesson oil
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup milk
2 cups flour
Sift salt, baking powder and flour together 4 times and add to rest of the batter.
[No additional cooking instructions are included probably because it was intended to be a white version of the devil's food cake recipe above.]