Calumet Devil’s Food Cake


2 cups brown sugar 
1/2 cup shortening
2 level teaspoons Calumet Baking Powder 
1/2 level teaspoon soda 
1 level teaspoon salt 
3/4 cup sour milk
2 1/2 cups pastry flour
2 eggs
I teaspoon vanilla
2 squares bitter chocolate
I cup hot water

Sift together dry ingredients, Add milk, melted shortening and drop in eggs, Mix well. Cook chocolate and hot water until thick. Add to cake mixture with flavouring. Put into three layer pans and bake in a moderate oven (375°) for twenty-five minutes; in loaf at 350° for forty-five minutes.

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